Gravel Pathway w/part slight slope - How to fix

juudyshouse2012May 9, 2007

I put in a 35' gravel pathway that's 3 feet wide as you can see in the pictures below. Most of it is pretty flat and compacted, except approximately the last 10 feet. Because it is sloped on that portion, the gravel is loose and it has become dangerous to walk on. I've tried a couple things (as you can see), to see if there is an easy fix. The concrete square gets gravel on it and becomes slippery. The bricks are too narrow and I don't like the look and it is still slanted and slippery.

What I want to do is put in maybe 3 or 4 wide steps, not too difficult an installation. Possibly some kind of wood strips (redwood) or stepping stones. The pathway would have to be leveled out for each step, maybe a square wood border with gravel filled in the middle for each step. Or, possibly a stone or brick outline. Then, the gravel could be compacted and it would stay compacted. I've looked online but have not seen anything that matches my problem.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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gottagarden(z5 western NY)

You're on the right track with installing steps to make level holding spaces. Gravel doesn't work on a hill.

This forum is not frequented often. I suggest posting your question on the landscape design forum where you will probably get more help.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 12:31PM
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juudyshouse2012

Thanks gottagarden - I did post it on the design forum and got lots of responses and good suggestions! Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 1:11PM
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