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Specialty Gardening: Cottage Driveway

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Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 6, 2011
7:20 PM

Post #8296383

I'm probably one of the few people that has had a concrete driveway replaced with gravel.

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Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 6, 2011
7:26 PM

Post #8296396

The center is planted with a number of different sedums and hens &chicks.

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Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

January 7, 2011
3:23 PM

Post #8297838

Looks great. It looks like a lot of work to maintain. We have a super long gravel driveway. Well, mud and potholes is more like it! I wish it looked like yours
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 7, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8298001

Once the sedums fill in I don't expect to have any maintenance except the addition of a little gravel in the spring.


Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 7, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8298070

that is so cool!!

how do you shovel in the winter?

when we bought our last home, it was a 110' gravel drive... very hard to shovel and you couldnt snow blow as it would throw the stones at the neighbors house.
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 7, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8298107

We don't have a snow blower. When shoveling we don't scrape the top. We're used to this, we had a gravel driveway at our first home.
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8302972

Wow, so neat and tidy! I'm thinking about taking out a segment of concrete and putting in some of those open pavers, but I wouldn't have the discipline to keep all gravel clean.
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

February 1, 2011
6:31 AM

Post #8342342

That is stunning! Thanks for sharing! Great idea!
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8581836

very cool.
Victorville, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8615349

I love this!! We have all dirt on the side of our driveway and house leading into the backyard and have been thinking of doing something like this! Are you willing to share how you did it?
Orrville, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2011
11:40 AM

Post #8615685

What do you want to know?
Cave Creek, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 26, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8655377

I love this! I fought w/ my husband who wanted to put a hard surface in for a driveway at our cottage in Maine...we've kept it gravel and after 11 years it's time for a 'refresh! But I have loved it...does not heat up in the summer and usually once the ground is frozen is fine to plow and shovel. We got a mix of stone and crushed stone which makes it firm to drive on but durable. Weeds poking through is sometimes an issue in fact that will be my little project to spray w/ an herbicide...I haven't needed to ever but now that it is thinner I do before I call the rock guys! I love the sedum in the middle that's a great idea!
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

May 22, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9133841

What a great idea! That is the best looking driveway I believe I have ever seen.

My wife wants a gravel driveway and I think she'll flip over yours. We have a beat up old blacktop drive that is well beyond it's lifetime. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9134933

I love it!

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