I usually spend my time at Knots, but thought I’d post a question over here.
My wife and I recently bought a house. (photos) http://www.fridayfires.com/pics/fowlershouse
Where the previous owners made a parking space, it is VERY hard to safely back out, of the driveway, so my wife and I started driving around the house.
We made our own circle driveway. There was a driveway there years ago, but now it’s all grass.
Well it used to be grass. There is a slight incline on both sides of the house, and when it rains, or even a heavy dew our truck, and sometimes car, gets stuck. It just spins on the grass, making it mud.
I want to make it a real driveway, but we can’t afford to much.
The Driveway is about 300 feet long, by 9 or 10 feet wide.
At first I was thinking scattered brick, so the grass would grow through and look pretty, but give us traction. but that would be a lot of work, and we are busy with other things.
gravel would be easy, about about $700, but that’s a little much for us to spend, and I don’t like the look of grey gravel. (I looked into other kinds, but different colors were even more money)
So, I’m thinking about woodchips now. We would build a border to hold them in, and possibly some sort of drainage (it rains here a lot)
Any thought on that? if anyone has photos, it helps my wife picture things.