Belmont Hill ResidenceContemporary Garden, Boston

The master plan for this south-facing woodland property celebrates dramatic topography, muscular canopy trees, remnant fieldstone walls, and native stone outcroppings. Sound vegetation management principles guide each phase of installation, and the true character of the woodland is revealed. Stone walls form terraces that traverse native topography, and a meticulously crafted stone staircase provides casual passage to a gently sloping lawn knoll carved from the existing hillside. Lush perennial borders and native plant stands create edges and thresholds, and a crisp palette of traditional and contemporary materials merge––building upon the surrounding topography and site geology.

Photo of a contemporary garden in Boston with gravel. —  Houzz
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Lauren Dunec Hoang added this to Common Ground: 10 Clever Uses for Gravel in the Garden7 May 2018

1. Walkways Gravel is a great walkway material, offering quick drainage and that pleasing crunch underfoot. Some gravels ‘roll’ more than others. Proper installation as well as the type of gravel you select can make a big difference in how much it rolls. To reduce rolling, choose either a fine gravel, like decomposed granite, or a larger crushed gravel that is heavier and locks itself in place better. To install a gravel walkway, first lay down a layer of base rock to act as a firm foundation for the walkway. After compacting the base rock, spread a layer of gravel 5 to 10 centimetres deep over the top, and compact again. Binding products are also available that can be washed over the top to hold gravel in place.Let Houzz Lead You Up the Garden Path

Janet Dunn added this to Walk This Way: What to Consider When Laying a Garden Path7 May 2017

If you don’t have room for a winding path, heighten the illusion of curves and encourage an unhurried pace by bringing soft-textured plants up to the path and allowing them to spill onto paving. Irregular paving edges also soften a formal look.

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handch added this to Rocky Top Lane - Idea Board27 October 2021

Path - plants overlapping gravel pathway to house

Donna Anne Reeves added this to Gardens with Homes30 September 2021

Catmint and geranium rozanne add ever-blooming color down the front walkway throughout the summer.

cmartcookie added this to LANDSCAPE - WALKWAYS HARDSCAPE and PLANTINGS27 September 2021

Gravel path to Japanese Plant Garden, plants N-Side House and Adjacent to Fenced Garden

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