Decorative Aggregates are perfect for garden paths. Not only are they stunning in nature, but they also create a sturdy walking platform for people and animals.
When laying you should follow some of our basic tips below in order to get the best from your decorative aggregate:
- The area you are wanting to lay needs digging out before you can start anything. The area will need digging out to a minimum depth of 100mm and you’ll also need to ensure that you dig out any weeds, plants or flowers. If you have an area which has a lot of weeds, you might want to treat the area with a weed killer to make sure you’ve got rid of anything underneath. If you really want to make sure your path doesn’t get weeds growing through, we also recommend that you lay a hardcore base layer or a weed membrane. This will help with ay future weed growth.
- Once you have your area dug out and free of foliage, it’s now time to set out your edges. Edging is key to make sure that your aggregate doesn’t end up flowing into other areas of your landscape. It also helps with keeping the new path compact. Set out your edging with some treated timber and peg supports or alternatively you could utilise a hard, stone or concrete edging for added durability.
- Your base layer is where the strength of your path lies. Once you have laid your base layer of stone, you should compact it using a plate compactor.
- Once your base layer is in place, you can add a larger top dressing later of aggregate to the surface.
- When you’ve finished laying your aggregate, it is always good to give it a quick spray with a garden hose to remove any dust and debris.
If you would like to discuss any of the decorative aggregate supplied by Burlington Aggregates, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team today. We have a wide range of decorative aggregate in stock with UK wide delivery.