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I have a side path that runs between my house and the boundary fence. It is not used, is about 20 metres long and a metre wide, and is constantly overgrown with weeds. I’m sick of having to clean it up and I don’t really want to use poisons to kill the weeds. Should I pave, concrete, use weed mat and gravel, or astro turf the area?


Posted by mom160421, 16th November 2015


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  • I’ve seen some really lovely side paths like you’ve described, and the owners have put a narrow deck in – looks really fab. Have a play on houzz.com as it’s nice to see pictures.


  • do what you like to do. be wary that gravel, pebbles etc will end up everywhere especially with littlies (it will drive you insane!) how much sun do you get there? is it shady? maybe concrete and put some plants in pots there or herbs etc. then the space becomes useful.


  • We have the same. I just leave it as it has no impact on the remainder of the garden. Paving etc is quite expensive. If I had a choice though, I would concrete as weeds will take root in all other options.


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