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How to lay a decking path


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Monty Don shows you how to lay a long-lasting decked pathway using sustainable materials.
Do it: all year round



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Misha 24/11/2011 at 15:28

This is ridiculous! Versed garden owners rejected wooden paths a long time ago. I have a wooden piece in my path though. Such paths get ineffably slippery after a rain and when it incessantly drizzles a long time it gets just impassable during the drizzle. And having left planks undressed you'll almost surely get a splinter

smflyman 15/11/2012 at 20:53

I plan a decking path across a very damp lawn. I will be improving on Monty's plan:
1 Use tanalised ridged timbers for the treads, extra treated with a silicon water shedding product.
2 Open out a roll of chicken wire along the patch and secure with staples. Non-slip guarantee.
3 Ensure a slight fall from one side of treads to the other to allow drainage.
4 Keep up a regular maintenance of brushing leaves and soil from the treads to prevent build-up of detritus that would encourage moss.

Gillian Attwell 11/07/2013 at 19:29

Decking can get so so slippery during to winter and spring. I wish I never put mine down

graham5 12/07/2013 at 01:03

decking is a terrble material for any path , seating area etc.slippery when wet  constant matainence