Hardscaping With Decomposed Granite
When looking to reinvigorate your landscaping or if you’re interested in creating a beautiful area of rock gardens, hardscaping with igneous rock is a great way to separate various sections of your yard. And decomposed granite is the ideal hardscaping material as it is permeable, very pleasing to the eye, and is not as costly as other landscaping rock selections. If you’re not familiar with decomposed granite, also referred to as (DG), most likely you’ve been exposed to it at many familiar places. You can find it in parks, pathways, baseball fields, and thousands of yards across the Wickenburg area. DG can be compacted to create natural surfaces, it drains well, and by adding stabilizing compounds, you can further enhance DG’s qualities.
What Is Decomposed Granite?
Now that you know what DG is used for, your next question might be, what is decomposed granite anyway? DG is very similar to gravel in that it is rock, but it’s much finer or smaller than what you would traditionally call gravel. As you might imagine from the name, DG is formed from the natural weathering (decomposition) and erosion of solid granite. DG comes in various colors and shades, including browns, grays, reds, blacks, and even greens. It can be used as a mulch to spread around garden beds or trees, and if some of the material finds its way into your grass, it will eventually break down and decompose entirely. But, unlike mulch and other, more familiar landscape rock, DG doesn’t attract pests.