High school teacher Sue Bergman was looking for a property to invest in when she found her home in Bonney Lake’s Tehaleh community.…Continued
Tucked away in the woods of Graham is a sprawling garden from the pages of a storybook. Swaths of flowers border a lawn that flows in different directions. Each garden bed is flush with hundreds of plants: fluffy peonies here, yellow clusters of ranunculus there, colonies of hosta winding like a forest stream. The colors and forms are endless.…Continued
Daniel Burnstein of Brooklyn, New York had a unique dilemma: his client wanted to be able to use the backyard with a wheelchair. Concrete work and pavers can be expensive, and Daniel liked the rustic charm of gravel.
His question: Can gravel surfaces be wheelchair accessible? The answer is yes—if they meet certain standards.
Washington Rock, with the help of landscape architect Clayton Beaudoin, researched the topic and came up with guidelines for making gravel surfaces wheelchair accessible.
Our goal is to make these guidelines as easy as possible to follow, so we create a simple guide below. Then we included additional resources, such as a Glossary of Terms and Research Notes.
Check out the companion piece to this article, “Designing for Diana: How We Made Gravel Wheelchair-Accessible in Brooklyn,” to read about how we used our guidelines to help Daniel create a gravel-accessible backyard. The project is summarized in the video below.…Continued
Making gravel is a lot like making cookies from scratch: it starts with a recipe.
In this article, you’ll learn about how we create our product recipes, the basics of crushing rock, and the ways we’re changing the system.…Continued
What is the difference between clean and minus? What size of crushed rock do I need? We have the answers to these and other questions.