After I finished the patio on the side of the house by the driveway, I couldn't stop. I moved through the gate and into the back! I hauled gravel by the bag. This kind of gravel only comes by the bag and as it turned out, was much easier carrying and placing by hand than shoveling it into a wheelbarrow from a big pile in my driveway. Ironically, after I was done, I found out about a smaller version that is easier to walk on. I like the patio anyway. I highly recommend it as a cheap way to reduce grass (my big mission in my gardening life) and establish an outdoor space.