We took a week off work and wrapped finished up the front landscape. We leveled the front grade, brought in a layer of top soil and created a pathway of quartz and decomposed granite. We also installed six basalt columns creating an interesting sculpture up front.
Having now installed a few pathways with a variety of stones, we felt that using decomposed granite as both a foundation and filler worked very well for placing and locking in stones while also keeping weeds out. In the past, we’ve tried pea rock, gravel, river rock and sand – all of which have pros and cons, but for a tight pathway, decomposed granite is an awesome multi-purpose stone to work with. It’s a bit more expensive than other mediums, but well worth it. We sourced it locally from a stone and rock wholesaler.