Crushed granite has a finer texture than gravel. Often called “decomposed granite,” the small pieces compact more smoothly than coarse gravel, although both materials are packed the same way. Packing or tamping helps crushed granite settle more densely than loosely laid material, which results in a firmer path, driveway or patio. Where the granite is poured over a gravel substrate, dampen the gravel with water before compacting it.

How to Pack Down Crushed Granite

Crushed granite has a finer texture than gravel. Often called “decomposed granite,” the small pieces compact more smoothly than coarse gravel, although both materials are packed the same way. Packing or tamping helps crushed granite settle more densely than loosely laid material, which results in a firmer path, driveway or patio. Where the granite is poured over a gravel substrate, dampen the gravel with water before compacting it.

<p>Adding a touch of wicker and exposed wood to this crushed granite patio gives a homey quality to a wide expanse of stone.(Credit: <a href="http://www.elysianlandscapes.com/">www.Elysianlandscapes.com</a>)</p>

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<p>Adding a touch of wicker and exposed wood to this crushed granite patio gives a homey quality to a wide expanse of stone.(Credit: <a href="http://www.elysianlandscapes.com/">www.Elysianlandscapes.com</a>)</p>

Simple and stylish front garden with pavers, gravel, box balls and hydrangea hedge. ~ Front Garden Designs. Visit: http://www.1stclassgardenservice.co.uk

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Simple and stylish front garden with pavers, gravel, box balls and hydrangea hedge. ~ Front Garden Designs. Visit: http://www.1stclassgardenservice.co.uk

Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.

Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.

Decomposed Granite and similar crushed stone products, all of these products here are very effective in pathway, soft patio and utility area paving. Where we have concerns about a particular product we have noted our opinion.

Decomposed Granite and similar crushed stone products, all of these products here are very effective in pathway, soft patio and utility area paving. Where we have concerns about a particular product we have noted our opinion.

How to Put a Crushed Granite Walkway in Your Backyard | eHow

How to Put a Crushed Granite Walkway in Your Backyard

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Manor Garden This large Suffolk manor house garden offered so many wonderful design opportunities to create areas with different uses, moods and styles - a garden designer's dream garden. From traditional to contemporary this garden has a wealth of interest. An arts and crafts inspired oak pergola laden with scented roses, wisteria and underplanted with quintessentially

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