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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:51 pm Reply with quote


I have a 30 to 45 degree slope in my garden covered in moss.
It is a pain to mantain.

I also have a tonne of golden gravel 20mm available. I was wondering if i could put this over the slope covering the moss.

I would place a weed membrane over the moss and cover it with a mesh / netting. The purpose of the mesh is to stop the first layer of gravel from rolling off.
Then I would put more gravel.

Is this feasible?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:21 pm Reply with quote

Must admit I'd be inclined (pardon the pun) to lay a weak dry mortar mix of say 8 sharp sand to 1 cement over the membrane and press the gravel into it as a key for the subsequent layer, instead of the mesh.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:04 am Reply with quote

The trouble is it sounds like it's quite steep. I am going to put gravel on my drive but iam going to use a rienforcement that comes in squares and snaps together this is layed on sharp sand (40mm) then you put the gravel in it. Otherwise the gravel will go everywhere. Iam using a product called Hebden 40 made from recycled plastic its a little expensive but you need something to hold the gravel in place. Google hebden 40 and have a look they also sell it on ebay.

good luck
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:35 am Reply with quote

Be aware that if it's a driveway at the front of your property Planning conditions now apply to both new & refurbished drives;
Basically you have to use a permeable material the water will soak through or provide a drainage channel to a soak away to prevent water run off into the road.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:44 am Reply with quote

I have seen a honeycomb covering before, not sure where you get it from but it was on a steep drive and seemed to hold the gravel ok.
It was a rubber I think and the honeycombes were about 80mm across.
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