Re: Landscape design -pedestrian paths
From: Tony Adrian (
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 12:10:56 -0800 (PST)
A problem with pea gravel is the tendency to get trapped in the soles of tennis shoes or any kind of traction shoe. The little rocks then act as a floor scraper and gouger. If you have a floor worth keeping I suggest you walk on some pea gravel somewhere and then inspect your dogs. Then decide if you don't mind this abrasive surface on your floors.

We did that test and you'll see no pea gravel anywhere around here.


From: Karen Scheer <karen [at]>
Reply-To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]>
To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Landscape design -pedestrian paths
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 08:58:04 -0800

Can anyone tell me how wide the carts that are typically used to haul things from cars to homes are? How wide do the paths need to be to accommodate carts and all?

Thank you for all the good information.

-Karen Scheer
Ashland, OR
Fordyce Street Cohousing Community
Where we spent New Years eating waffles and demolishing a shed to prepare for ground breaking in the Spring

On Dec 27, 2005, at 9:44 AM, James Kacki wrote:

After reading the other messages re/ DG, I have this to add to my last message about pea gravel. Pea gravel is not dusty or muddy since it is individual tiny pebbles. But you should dig down 2-3 inches for the path, then install landscape fabric (to stop mud from migrating upward and stop the pebbles from sinking downward), then install the 2-3" of pea gravel(slightly deeper if you can afford it). I doubt it would be good for wheelchairs. A paved surface is best for wheelchairs.
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