Gravel type for garden prep

27 Nov 2013
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Hi chaps,

I am needing to flag or astro turf my garden, so its weedy at moment so gonna lay a bed of gravel (undercore?) and flatten in prep for whats next, at least it will look better for now and keep the weeds away, I also want the same gravel undercore to be able to fill in parts of my drive which has some bad mucky hole need the ton bag I order to do both jobs...can you advise what best gravel undercore I need to ask for to do these jobs?
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Your standard would be MoT Typ1, available from any of the big sheds. If you're going to then lay flags, you'll need a bed of sharp sand on top of that before your flags. A whacker plate is essential too if you're too avoid sinkage later on, especially if you're trying to flatten and uneven surface. Ideally you want to fill holes with the subgrade (soil) to a reasonable level and not rely on the hardcore to fill in large variations.

As for astro prep, I have no idea. Personally I hate the stuff. But I'd not think you'd want to lay that on top pf gravel as it will be rock hard.
Google "gravel near me" Plenty of firms out there with recycled MOT in different grades. Decide what you want first. If flagging a very slight slope away from the house be better for rain to run off. Astro turf looks lovely but needs nearly as much care as a lawn. Don't get astro turf if you have dogs or overhanging trees into your garden. Cheap astro turf holds the smell from dog pee and the crap from tree debris makes a mess of it.
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