By laying a later of landscape fabric / weed control membrane it acts as a ground stabilizer so stone and soil do not mix.
The final step is to lay a layer of decorative aggregate. You need a decent layer (3 to 5 inches) but not too deep as this can lead to puddle and weed growth.
2. Layer of Landscape Fabric.
If elbow grease isn’t for you, then you can always look down the chemical route.
Using a compacted subbase (Granular base / hardcore base) will ensure the decorative aggregate is evenly distributed plus allowing for drainage eliminating puddles.
4. Another layer of Landscape Fabric.
How to stop weeds in gravel. It’s a common sight seeing weeds in gravel driveways. If you’ve not laid a good, weed control fabric foundation or just don’t keep on top of removing those weeds that have planted themselves in the gravel, it’s not long before there’s more weeds than gravel in your drive way and the only way of getting to your car is by using a machete and dodging the man eating fly traps!
It is also available in diluted form under various brand names. However, instead of using these expensive cans or sprays. I use undiluted glyphosate and dilute it myself with water for clearing weeds from driveways and other large areas. It is super concentrated and easy to apply with a watering-can
Glyphosate kills the whole plant including the roots.
The best and easiest way to kill weeds growing in gravel.
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