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I want to make some paths at our new home. How to go about it so to many weeds won't come up.I've saved all my boxes that I moved with!!
I'm hoping to get rid of voles in our new yard. the back yard is nothing but burmurda grass.
Just need some ideas. It will be a while before we start. thanks for any ideas. You folks have the best ideas! TIA


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Silly, The only thing I can tell you is that you have to start with a good base. Lay down plently of sand and gravel. That's mainly for a concrete one, anyway. I also have one out in the bird garden. Just put down heavy plastic or even a rug and put mulch over it. Old carpeting really works well......Do you have any idea of what type you want for a path?
 
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Not sure yet. Just getting ideas. thank you


Carlene
 
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I think it's Patty that has one made out of oyster shell. I've always thought that one was really neat. Oyster shell is the stuff chickens need to form a shell for their eggs...available wherever chicken feed is sold.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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karen, how does one make a path out of oyster shells? i heard that when the oyster shell gets wet that it isn't good anymore, but i do need to make a path to the chicken yard and from one yard to another.

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I dug out the area I was using about 4" deep, put down newspaper, landscape cloth & bags of oyster shell. Still had weeds coming up. Plus the oyster shell had to be refreshed every year & it's not cheap. So now I have covered my walkway with a white gravel. Like that much better & it was cheaper! My walk way is edged with brick so the gravel stays in place.

The reason I wanted oyster shell was because it is used in Colonial Williamsburg gardens. But the gravel has the same look.
 
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thank you, patty louise!
 
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Thanks for the update Patty. Sorry the oyster shell didn't hold up, that's a shame. I really liked the look of it.

We just had 20 tons of white rock spread in our driveway! It hasn't been 2 weeks yet and the grass is already coming up through it...Bermuda grass!!!


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