Step-by-step Decomposed Granite Pathway Installation Guide
1. Lay out the location of your path.
You can use rope, spray paint or header boards to help you visualize where your path will go. Experiment with different widths and gentle curves until the pathway looks natural and complements the yard around it. Excavate down up to 4 inches if you’d like the edges of your decomposed granite pathway to be even with the surrounding areas, and make sure you’re starting with a uniform, flat, solid ground area.
2. Estimate how much decomposed granite you will need.
Have a calculator, pencil and paper handy. Measure the length and width of your path and multiply these two numbers together. This will give you the square footage of your path. Plug that number into our coverage calculator and select “Decomposed Granite” as the product to find out how many tons you’ll need. We recommend getting enough DG to achieve a depth of 2″ to 3″ throughout your walkway, and 4″ if you are covering a whole driveway. Calculations on our website are based on a 2” depth of coverage, and should be confirmed with our staff before you purchase.