Gravel driveways enhance the appearance of your homestead. Besides, it’s easy to maintain a gravel driveway compared to other types of driveways. If laid correctly gravel is a good quality product and your space can last for years.
Clearing all the vegetation on the space
Clearing vegetation ensures you do not experience the growth of weeds on your new driveway. However, you may choose to leave the plants that you feel shall enhance the appearance of your gravel driveway. Remember when it comes to gravel driveway maintenance, you should weed regularly to keep the ground looking as fresh as after the installation. Regular maintenance enhances the appearance of your gravel driveway. This will ensure that the plants you want to reintroduce will grow effectively.
Break down lumps and bumps
Proper raking ensures an even surface, which is critical for your gravel driveway. Essentially, raking ensures that you don’t have areas that are higher than others.
Add compost manure or granulated fertilizer to boost fertility
incase you plan to have some vegetation around the driveway, it is important you ensure the ground where the crops shall be grown is fertile. Therefore, add some compost manure and fertilizer to that ground. Further, adding compost manure helps to loosen the soil and increase the production of soil carbon which is a source of energy for nutrients for plants. They reduce runoff and leaching in the soil.
Add a course to enhance drainage
Flooded rainwater can be a serious problem in your driveway. One of the issues brought about by flooded waters is the breaking of the ground resulting in huge potholes. therefore, adding a course will ensure that floods won’t affect you in case of heavy rains
Engage a professional service provider.
Hiring a professional is the best thing you can do when it comes to driveway installation. Essentially, the experienced professionals have handled different terrain and gained experience while improving their skillset when it comes to the installation of gravel driveways. Therefore, an expert will handle the different stages of gravel installation professionally.
Another benefit of having a professional is that they will foresee the problems even before they occur and come up with solutions. The professionals would have the right equipment. Therefore, you do not have to worry about hiring equipment, which you may not have the skills required to operate.
Are you planning to install a gravel driveway? Follow the steps we have outlined above to ensures the best gravel driveway. At Stratton Landscaping, we offer professional gravel driveway installation. Contact us today for the best services.