You load 16 10 tons… and what do you get?

St. Peter don’t you call me… ’cause I can’t go… I owe my soul to the company store. In this picture the driveway kind of looks pretty nice, but the fall has a way of […]

St. Peter don’t you call me… ’cause I can’t go… I owe my soul to the company store.

In this picture the driveway kind of looks pretty nice, but the fall has a way of doing that.  Stone driveways need… well, stone.  Much of ours had been reclaimed by grass and weeks and ivy.

Our landscaper wanted $1500 to take care of things… but apparently 10 tons of 1″ blend only costs like $250 delivered.  The rule of thumb is 2″ cover over 100 square feet per ton.  Getting it is the easy part… it’s got to be spread.

But don’t worry… I’ve got a helper.

Fill, push, dump.  Fill fill fill.  Push dump rake.

So we did this for… I don’t know, the whole weekend…

One of the real reasons for the project was to expand the driveway into some of the area formerly ruined with ivy.  With the ivy gone, I smoothed things out and put some bricks down to contain the stone and create a planting bet of sorts.

Hmmm… looks good, but you might be thinking: aren’t people going to walk right down the steps all over the plants that future Ryan and future Mary are going to plant?  Good point.

Uh, yeah… that could be a problem.

There we go… much better.

Ooooh, gravel-tastic!

Next time I’ll rent a Bobcat… my right arm is going to fall off, and we have a few tons of stone left.

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Ryan is an attorney, father, husband and tinkerer.