Types of Gravel and How it’s Used.
When you’re choosing to improve the look of your home and increase curb appeal, you may be tempted to add exotic plants and cacti and maybe a lush lawn full of green grass. While those items can spruce up the appearance of your home, landscape gravel can do it just as well without the additional time, money, and attention that grass and plants need. Rather than planting and endless watering, we’ve got some suggestions for how to use landscaping rock and gravel for your home landscaping project.
Pea gravel is usually between 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch, and the colors range from brown and tan to white. Pea gravel can be used in many different ways. You can use it to fill spaces between flagstone rocks in a path, as a driveway covering, and even around a pool. It’s a very good option if you’re concerned about weeds poking through, as its dense, tight-nit nature doesn’t allow the sun to reach the ground.
You might like the look of crushed granite, as they come in some beautiful pinks, tans, and other color variations. This gravel is good for transitioning between plants and other landscaping elements. This demure but hardy landscaping material will add color and beauty to your yard.
If you’re looking for more stable gravel, then decomposed granite may be right for you. This finely crushed landscape rock allows you to create solid and sturdy patios, footpaths, and driveways. Decomposed granite is easy on bare feet and can even be used as mulch.
So whether you’re looking for front yard landscaping material, backyard landscape rock, or you need landscape rock for your driveway, you’re sure to find the rock you need at Art Barber Excavating.