We basically have a concrete drive, previous owners used some grass on the
side for extra parking. Lifted the grass, black membrane and gravel. Fine
when we came, now PITA weeds come through. I've seen black plastic
squares/honeycombs which have grass inside but presumably are ok for cars to
drive onto? What the devil are they or any better ideas? Ta muchly.
Dave - The Medway Handyman www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
"grass grid" or something like that...
I've also heard of railway ballast finished with an inch or so of topsoil.
The soil works into the top layer of the ballast - sow hardy grass or for a
more bombproof and droughtprood greenery, clover.
The car wheels will indent the grass but will hit stone immediately avoiding
It must be 8 to 10mm but the weeds are such a !"�$" it's impossible to keep
it looking good. Maybe I should rip it up and put 2 or 3 sheets of membrane.
Google for grass parking
If you want gravel that wont grow weeds forget the membrane. It's
useless as seeds land on top along with dirt and rain, and they grow.
Use pathclear twice a year.
If you want to keep it looking green, then try something like this:-
There are concrete versions, too, just google for grass paving grids.
Tciao for Now!
I had an area like that at the last house. I simply mowed the weeds, added a
bit of grass seed and after a while it ended up as "hard grass". Whatever
you put under gravel weeds will always grow in the muck that accumulates
between the stones.
Extra membraane probably won't help. Over the years, dirt accumulates in
the gravel and gives the weeds something to grow in. Mine has been down
for 12 years and is overdue to be lifted and sieved.
> It must be 8 to 10mm but the weeds are such a !"£$" it's impossible to
> keep it looking good. Maybe I should rip it up and put 2 or 3 sheets of
But presumably these weeds are wind blown seedlings growing above the
existing membrane in the gravel. More membrane isn't going to help.
Recycled beer crates?
Thats the problem, you need 18mm gravel. My front garden & drive are
18mm gravel. Garden has a membrane below, drive has 4" of type 1
compacted below. We get a few weeds, but a quick zap with weed killer
keeps it looking nice.