Different uses for rockery rocks

Different uses for rockery rocks A rock is a rock. Or is it? Nay, rocks are far more than simply hunks of hardened earth. They come in all shapes and sizes, from little ones akin to a pea to colossal boulders big as a house. They are rugged and smooth, colorful and plain. And all…

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Why size matters when it comes to gravel for a driveway

Why size matters when it comes to gravel for a driveway At first glance, to many people, gravel is gravel—a bunch of small, irregularly shaped rocks used for roads, gardening and landscape projects, construction, and driveways. Planning on creating a new gravel driveway for your property out in the country or even suburban or city…

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Drain rock: what it is and the best uses

Drain rock: what it is and the best uses Rock—it’s been here since the beginning and makes up a large percentage of the foundation on which we live. Earth’s natural rock evolved into dozens of shapes, sizes and materials and humans have leveraged its tremendous versatility and strength for everything from ancient stone walls to…

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What washed gravel is and why you should use it

What washed gravel is and why you should use it Gravel is gravel, right? Just a collection of small, irregular rocks? Is there really a difference? Consider “regular “gravel versus washed gravel. Is the latter simply gravel left cleaner after a rainstorm or afternoon spray from a garden hose? The rough and tumble gravel you…

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How to create a unique Japanese rock garden in your yard

Japanese rock gardens – or Zen gardens – are meant to be oases of tranquility. They recreate nature in miniature, and often have elements of sand, stone, water, or plants. Rock gardens are meant to be representative of the ocean speckled with islands. Zen gardens are a wonderful project for the home gardener because they’re…

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Hardscaping and the Best Uses for Pea Gravel

Hardscaping and the Best Uses for Pea Gravel Pea gravel is so named for its similarity to peas in both size and smooth, round appearance.  It makes for a wonderful hardscaping addition to a variety of residential, commercial, industrial, and even public settings.  This versatile material can be used for both utilitarian purposes and as…

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Different Crushed Rock Pathway Ideas for Your Yard

Different Crushed Rock Pathway Ideas for Your Yard Many elements make up a complete yard space, from lush landscaping, to task-oriented and ambient lighting, to patios or decks for placing lounge furniture.  You might even include extras like a fire pit or water feature for added use value. First, however, you have to make sure…

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The benefits of using sand and gravel as landscaping alternatives

The benefits of using sand and gravel as landscaping alternatives When you are ready to change up the landscaping around your home or business, it is always wise to consider all of your options. Two of the more overlooked, yet some of the more versatile, landscaping components are sand and gravel. As far as landscaping…

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Using sand and gravel as landscaping alternatives

Using sand and gravel as landscaping alternatives When people think of landscaping, the first thing that comes to mind is greenery; lush ferns, bushes, and flowers placed strategically in an attempt to provide a home or business with an aesthetically-pleasing outdoor extension of said home or business. While greenery certainly plays a large role in…

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