William Bronson wrote: Found this while researching mulch driveways on Google, so I am bumping it for more responses.
I have a mere 200 square feet to cover, just enough to park a truck on.
I was planning on gravel, but gravel is more complicated and expensive than expected.
I can get mulch for free or delivered for $50.00 for 10 yards.
Could I dig out a 10 X 20 X 1 foot space, fill it with mulch, and expect a surface that could be parked on /driven on with out getting stuck?
Eric Platt wrote:Zach, in the past 10 months, how has your driveway held up?
I'm thinking about doing this. My red clay driveway is 1/3 of a mile long and will cost a fortune to do anything. It winds through the woods and is goi g down hill most of the way. There is pretty good drainage along most of it.
It is currently red clay. It's great in the summer but since we've had rain in East Texas for almost three weeks straight, it's really slick and nasty.
I'm thinking I would apply it around 5 inches thick. It may take a while to get that much but it can't be worse than what I have now.
To me, putting gravel on top would defeat the purpose. To me, the whole point of using really thick wood chips *is* that they will eventually decompose and turn into good soil.
Joseph Simmons wrote:I have a tree service that's going to give me more wood chips than i need and i am going to use them in low lying areas that flood as well as paths and drive areas on my small farm. I'm wondering if they will work in my main drove way areas instead of gravel. I'm using gravel but it's expensive and eventually it is driven into the ground and you have to replenish.
Can you apply wood chips and gravel on top? Any experience here?