Why do we add Gravel to your Landscape?

Why do we add Gravel to your Landscape?

WHY ARE GRAVELS USED IN A LANDSCAPE?

When it comes to utilizing gravel in your landscaping, there are no limits. Gravel hardscaping can provide cohesion, elegance, and flair to your garden. Consider these beautiful pebbles for:

  • Patios
  • Landscape art and design
  • Terraces
  • Entranceways
  • Fire pit area
  • Pathways or walkways
  • Dog run
  • Playground
  • Garden beds

SELECTING YOUR GRAVEL

We recommend using pea gravel to fill some of your landscaping needs since it is adaptable and cost-effective. These tiny, naturally-colored smooth rocks may be utilized for almost everything, replacing as little as flower mulch. They come in colors such as green, white, rust, grey, beige, and even transparent. Of course, there are other choices for landscaping stones available if you’re unsure what you need. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding hardscaping solutions.

HOW TO USE PEA GRAVEL IN YOUR LANDSCAPE

Pea gravel may be used in a variety of ways to complement your home and garden. Create your own design ideas for how you might utilize pea gravel in your yard. To keep things from becoming chaotic, make certain it’s kept inside some edging so that it doesn’t spread into places you don’t want it to.

BMIX PEA GRAVEL AND LARGER STONES

Pea gravel is a great complement or filler for larger landscaping stones such as limestone or flagstone. If you’re making a walkway, for example, you may use the big stones as stepping stones and pea gravel around them to enhance their appeal. The bigger rocks also keep the smaller pebbles in check by keeping them within an area.

GRAVEL FOR RAISED BEDS

By using gravel around raised garden beds, you may create cohesion throughout your landscape while also making an excellent mulch for your flower beds (think less weeds!) Keep in mind that the rocks will be harder to rake up in the fall and spring, so get a leaf blower to blow off residue that accumulates on the gravel.

PEA GRAVEL AND EPOXY

If you love the ease of gravel but want a smooth finish and to prevent scattered stones, you might consider combining pea gravel and epoxy or cement, plaster, or polyurethane. This process will create a smooth, hard surface to use as a pathway or entertainment area. The finished product will look like flooring made out of tiny rocks!

GRAVEL FOR CONTAINER PLANTS

Succulents will look better in a container if you use smaller stones as filler instead of bigger ones. Succulents are particularly lovely when used to create a relaxing haven.

USING GRAVEL AS A FOCAL POINT

Not only does gravel cut down on maintenance time and cost, but it can also help to enhance your other hardscaping investments. If you have a water feature, show-stopping shrubs, and trees, or anything else you’re particularly proud of, use stone features to lead the eye (and the feet!) right to that stunning focal point. If you have any questions about how to use gravel in your Edmonton landscape, come talk to us. We’ll help answer any landscaping questions you may have.

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