I would like to put in a path over to the side of our house where we keep t
he garbage cans. I like the look of decomposed granite, but I'm afraid that
the weight of the cans (sometimes as much as 75 lbs) on 1" wide hard plast
ic wheels will quickly leave ruts, whether I stabilize it or not. What do y
On Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:36:00 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Sounds as if you are in So Cal and you are using the large bins from waste
DG is good as a foot path as long as you put down a weed barrier. However, I
would probably put down DG and then put in some flagstone, asphalt, or just pour
How long of path?
On Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:58:58 AM UTC-8, Lab Lover wrote:
p the garbage cans. I like the look of decomposed granite, but I'm afraid t
hat the weight of the cans (sometimes as much as 75 lbs) on 1" wide hard pl
astic wheels will quickly leave ruts, whether I stabilize it or not. What d
o you think?
Yes, but some folks like to do it the easier cheaper way and are not as
concerned with permanence. It isn't the way you and I think, that is for sure.
I only want to do the job once.
What I did was to have the wife plant some shrubs conveniently between the door
of the house and the gate to the driveway. I hide the garbage cans inside the
shrub enclosure, the cans are close enough so that taking out the trash isn't a
chore and putting the cans out for collection is a piece of cake. I always try
to find the easiest, longest term solution. Aesthetics is always a secondary
priority, way below practicality.
Obviously, there are many different situations.
Now THAT'S an interesting suggestion. Don't raise the bridge, lower the riv
er! I'll go out this weekend and see if I can't find an alternative locatio
n for those garbage cans - at least the super-heavy yard-waste recycling on
es. (It's truly impressive how much crap our gardeners can get into one can
At our Alibamistan house, yard waste is picked up by the city. Just
put it by the street and it's gone. Same goes with household trash.
It's picked up on Thursdays (garbage is on Wednesdays), unless there
is a holiday that week. They'll take everything, free, except stuff
with CFCs, and then with a sticker (on sale for something like $5).
Here, it's just garbage and recycles (which other than cardboard, I
don't separate). I have enough land that any yard waste just gets
dumped in the corner of the lot. I don't bag grass, so it's not a
Wet cut grass is heavy, and when they rake they pick up a lot of dirt so that goes in there too. Then they get 2 or 3 guys on top of the can where they hold hands and jump up and down to pack in even more stuff.
Yes I'm kidding. But I swear that's how it feels when they're done.
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