Landscaping With Decomposed GranitePublished on: May 08, 2023
Do You Yearn for a Trouble-Free Yard?
The days of yard work every weekend are over. Homeowners want to spend time with their family and friends, not mowing the lawn or weeding. That’s why today’s dream landscape is a beautiful, useful, and low-maintenance hardscape. It lends itself to effortless entertaining and outrageous curb appeal without all the trouble caused by lawns and fussy gardens. If you are a DIY home enthusiast interested in a low-maintenance yard, decomposed granite is a fantastic choice for your next landscaping project. Read more to discover the best ways to landscape with decomposed granite.
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Here are a few of the most popular applications for decomposed granite in your landscape design.
How to Install DG
Installing decomposed granite can be easy, especially when used for mulch and as a flower bed base. The following directions apply to more complicated projects. Feel free to ask your Southwest Boulder & Gravel representative if you have any questions.
Design & Layout
After deciding on where you’d like to install your DG, measure, and stake out the lines of your installation area with construction paint.
Set the perimeter of your installation area with bender boards, wood edging, or steel edging, and fasten it with stakes.
Excavate & Compact
Using a spade shovel, remove the top 4” of soil below the top of your edging material and compact the area with a hand tamper or vibratory plate.
Use our helpful coverage calculator to determine how much material you’ll need for the project.
Add Rock Subbase (For Pathway Installation)
Line the area with 2” of DG or construction-grade crushed rock and compact it with a hand tamper.
Lay Down Landscape Fabric
Roll out a layer of weed barrier over the compacted base or soil and fasten with landscape fabric staples.
Fill the Area with Decomposed Granite
Pour out enough material to fill the remaining 2” of space below your edging material and rake out evenly. Add soil stabilizer to the top layer if necessary. Compact again.
If you have any questions or need any guidance with your project, feel free to contact the staff at your nearest Southwest Boulder & Granite Store. We’re here to help!