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DIY Insta-Path Pathway

Adding an Insta-Path pathway is an affordable solution to eliminate muddy walkways. No matter the size of your project with a little planning and hard work it’s a DIY project almost anyone can accomplish.

Materials Needed 


  • Shovel & Rake
  • Measuring Tape
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Hose with shower spout
  • Skid Steer *Optional for projects requiring digout, leveling or large quantity placement.
  • Sod Cutter *Optional for easy removal of existing sod.

1 – Mark and Measure

Mark and measure the area

Find the boundaries of your soon to be Pathway. If needed contact local bluestakes to mark underground utilities. Calculate the square footage of the area


2 – Level and Clear

Level and clear the area

Make sure your area is clear of all debris and weeds. Fill in any holes or low areas and compact the soil for a sturdy base. 


3 – Order Materials

Order Materials

If you’ll be using landscape fabric to help reduce weeds be sure to order it first so it can be intalled before the insta-path arrives. Order the needed quantity of insta-path.


4 – Placement


Place header boards on each side of the pathway to help contain the materials. Place half the Insta-Path into the pathway area and rake to level. Wet down insta-path and let sit for 6-8 hours. After material has set use tamper to compact. Place remaining insta-path and follow the same process.


  • How deep does the intsa-path need to be? 3” inches is a standard depth for Insta-Path projects.
  • Will the pathway be hard and solid? Wetting the material and compacting it will help the material stay into place. The pathway will be be hard like cement but rather compacted into place. Maintenance will be required.