Nova Scotia Agricultural College Rock Garden

Photos by Nancy Mitchell

Solving a Wash Problem

New Path created by Sherry Brownlee

Club member corrects wash problem from deluge rains this summer

Once again, gully washer rains displaced cyprus mulch in the path running along a slope next to Sherry's fish pond. She decided it was time to come up with a more permanent solution for maintaining this section of her path system. To blend with the pond's 'beach' area, different sized pea gravel was put down along with randomly placed field stones left over from the construction of walls delineating a driveway turnaround.

(Finished photo above was taken from a kitchen window.)

With Plan Devised, the Process Began

Now that materials were determined, removing all the old mulch and experimenting with paver placement was the next step.

Layering the Components

Large river rock was placed against a stone shrub border to help hold it in place. These were then covered with smaller gravel in two sizes.