Three-inch edging is tall enough to contain a path with a couple of inches of stone. To line both sides of the path, you'll need enough edging to equal twice its length.
Most home centers carry gravel in bags of ½
or 1 cubic foot. Buying stone in bulk from a landscape center or stone yard is a better option for longer paths. For a 2-inch-deep layer of stone, you'll need about 5 cubic feet for every 10 feet of length on a 3-foot-wide path. View our gravel gallery, The Stone Yard
Stone dust mixed with crushed ¾
-inch stones. Because it gets tamped down, you'll need more pack than gravel—2 ½
inches to compact to 2 inches, or about 6 or 7 cubic feet to cover every
10 feet of path.
A shiny black woven nylon that keeps weeds from coming up through the gravel and keeps
the gravel from settling into the stone pack, landscape fabric comes in 3-foot-wide rolls.