Seven Decorative Gravel Ideas for a Stunning and Welcoming Landscaping

19 November 2021

When hoping to work on your landscape, the primary thing you want to add is plants or mulch. Both of these are fantastic decisions that we applaud bountifully. In any case, what if rock and gravel could add the same appeal, if not more, to your landscaping, and save you cash on water and maintenance? Let us reveal a portion of our best ideas for rock and gravel that adds tone, surface and functionality to your hardscape.

  1. Disintegrated Granite

Deteriorated granite is usually ruddy tan and sandy and gives landscapes a delicate, provincial look. This affordable choice is regularly utilised around trees, garden trails and as a xeriscape ground cover.

  1. Pea Gravel

Pea gravel is – you got it – the sise of a pea, usually 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch in sise. Shadings range from white to tan to brown. Pea gravel is exceptionally versatile, frequently used to cover driveways and occupy spaces between stone pavers. It also fills in as a decent weed barrier and will not break down like mulch.

  1. Squashed Granite Gravel

This gravel has larger particles than deteriorated granite and gives a pleasant, natural search for your yard. It makes a decent transition between garden plants and pathways.

  1. Lava Rock

Made out of actual lava from volcanoes, this stone boasts violently striking tones, giving a lovely accent to any landscape plan. It is ideal for drier climates, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it for the duration of the evening. Lava rock is extremely lightweight that making it easy to transport and spread.

  1. Stream Rock

You don’t have to live by a stream for your landscape to shake. Stream rocks are smoother in surface and larger than pea gravel. Arrange their various tones to create pretty garden lines or dry brook beds. While looking pretty, they can also be used to coordinate drainage through a property.

  1. Flagstone

We’re drawing out the serious weapons for this one. Along with smaller rocks, larger rocks like flagstone are great for venturing stones, garden paths and walkways between various components of your landscaping.

  1. Block and Marble Chips

We’re changing things up and contradicting some norms. This next one isn’t technically a stone. However, it’s a popular decision for hardscapes. Block chips are made from squashed fragments of blocks (stunning, we know) and come in rosy and earthy coloured tones. These pieces are great for driveways and landscaping paths.

Marble isn’t only for the kitchen anymore! Marble chips are smooth and classy choices to cover the soil around container gardens and landscaping plan components. Supportive clue – avoid utilising them around plants that need undeniable degrees of acid since marble changes.

At EB Landscaping, we listen carefully to clients and advise where necessary, to fulfil their unique requirements. If we are lucky enough for the prospective client to accept our quote, we turn up when we say we are going to turn up.  We complete the job as efficiently as we can with minimal disruption to the household.

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