Usually in his articles about the suburban way of life I talk about practical materials and successful methods of use. However, today we will focus on what I myself do never became.
In this article I will discuss how to create five unsuccessful paths between the beds with their own hands.
1. From the old roofing material
old roofing material from scraps can make a good track only if the land between the beds hard and smooth. Otherwise the material will break quickly, and its fragments will be spaced throughout the gardens. In addition, any inaccurate motion garden tools will leave holes in the roofing material and cuts.
This stuff is really good protects the earth from weeds, however, make him a track I would not recommend between beds.
2. Cardboard and newspapers
Some gardeners spread paths between the beds newspapers and scraps of cardboard boxes. Such a method does have the right to exist, but it has practical benefits only under the following conditions:
- The land between the beds should be smooth and dense;
- The place where the beds are located, should be a high and sunny;
- After the rain grooves should not accumulate water;
If these conditions are not met, the track is very easily damaged. Simply soak the paper, torn and mixed with earth and sand. For our Leningrad bogs such lanes are useless.
3. From brick battle
If you want to lay out your path old brick, you will have to work hard and to select a well-preserved specimens. To lay the suit only pure bricks without adhering cement and heavy damage.
If laid track from what has got, it will soon go away of the bricks in the ground, turn over and start to crumble. Furrow between the beds will turn into an obstacle course, which will be easy to sprain a foot.
If desired, the battle of the brick can be a good track, but it will take a lot of time and effort. But, despite this, to go on such a surface will be quite uncomfortable. Therefore, I think fair to call this version of one of the most problematic.
4. Of a flat slate
Create a track of a flat slate is the least problematic option of all that I have listed above. However, this technology has several significant drawbacks. Therefore, I would have thought a few times before you pave the furrows of this material.
Here are the main weaknesses of the tracks have been laid out flat slate:
- Slate is one of the most expensive materials to create tracks. The price of one sheet may be up to 1200 rubles. The volume of the entire garden, even the most conservative estimates, leaves a very impressive amount;
- Over time, appear on the slate chips, and the material begins to crumble gradually;
- Slate is easy to damage the heavy garden tools. Accidentally fallen shovel may damage or even split sheet;
- According to numerous statements slate is harmful to human health. So whether it's actually, I do not know. However, I prefer to play it safe once again.
Of course, in addition to the above disadvantages, a flat slate has a number of advantages. However, I still decided to include him in the list of "problem materials".
5. of stones
In my opinion, a path made of stones is the most problematic option of all. And it's not in the very stones, and laying technology.
Correctly put ordinary stones track very difficult. Unlike bricks and tiles, stones are uneven and trampled into the earth. Over time, this track will be a real obstacle. To walk on such a surface will be uncomfortable and even dangerous.
To track was smooth and strong (as pictured above), the stones need to be concreted, and this requires special knowledge and skills. In addition, the creation of such capital paths in the garden will discourage redevelopment beds.
The original of this article, as well as other materials about suburban life, you can find on my site - Of what not to do for track beds: 5 problematic options
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