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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 a tool for beautification.  Here are just a few of the best uses for pea gravel. Patios and Pathways What makes pea gravel perfect for patios and pathways?  The loose stone is great for patios, in particular, because lounge furniture can settle into it.  How […]

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 your yard is functional, and this means adding walkways to conveniently traverse the space without trampling the lawn.  When it comes to installing crushed rock pathways, there are several directions you could go.  Here are just a few ideas to get you started. Lined Paths […]

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 alternatives go, sand and gravel are two of the best. Here are a few benefits of choosing sand and gravel for your next landscaping project: They make excellent bases For various installations in your garden like fountains or rock gardens, sand and gravel both make […]

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 landscaping, there are other options for those who are looking to add a unique aesthetic appeal to their landscape designs. Sand and gravel are two alternative materials that can be used when designing the landscape for your home or business. Because they are elegant, and […]

Advantages of buying gravel in bulk

Advantages of buying gravel in bulk Purchasing materials for landscaping purposes can feel like a lofty endeavor. In order to create a truly mesmerizing landscape, careful thought needs to be put into what kinds of materials are needed and how much of those materials are needed. In regard to gravel, unless you are outfitting a small area of a garden and only need one small bag of the material, there are numerous advantages to buying gravel in bulk. Buying in Bulk Is Cheaper A universally-known concept is that buying in bulk will save a purchaser money in the long run if they […]

How to Make an Elegant Pea Gravel Path

How to Make an Elegant Pea Gravel Path In terms of naming a product, pea gravel leaves no room for faulty interpretation. Pea gravel consists of pea-sized stones that are notorious for that satisfying *crunch* that one hears and feels when he or she walks across a pea-gravel path. It is a fantastic option for driveways and pathways and for use as an overall space-filler. Given its natural appearance, pea-gravel is a great option if you are looking to create an elegant pathway to, from, or around your home or place of business. Why Is Pea-Gravel Elegant? When creating a […]

How to Care for a Gravel Driveway

How to Care for a Gravel Driveway Gravel driveways are the most economical driveway option available today. They are also sturdy, long-lasting, quick to install, and customizable. The only drawback to gravel driveways is that they need to be regularly maintained. Fortunately, this maintenance is easy to do. Major potholes should be repaired as soon as they are noticed. Otherwise, you should take some time to fix up your gravel driveway about once or twice per year. To perform your own gravel driveway maintenance, you are going to need: fresh gravel of various sizes, a shovel, a hand tamper, herbicide, […]

Fill Dirt 101

Fill dirt 101 If you think dirt is just a humdrum resource, think again! Fill dirt is a valuable tool in many landscaping and construction projects. If you’re just getting started on a new endeavor, or are interested in doing some upkeep around your house, here’s a helpful guide on a vastly underrated material. Origins As many gardeners can attest, dirt is a dynamic material. And fill dirt is no exception. Fill dirt is harvested from beneath the top layer of earth, six inches below the nutrient-rich topsoil. From this depth, the dirt does not contain any organic matter, rather […]

4 Gravel Driveway Benefits

4 Gravel Driveway Benefits Gravel is defined as loose natural stones that are larger than sand and smaller than cobble. In other words, gravel contains rocks and stones that are approximately 0.1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. The gravel generally used for driveways often contains a mixture of rock, clay, and sand in order to provide the most stable and effective surface. There are numerous reasons why you might consider a gravel driveway. Below are four benefits you can count on. Gravel is Cost-Effective The cost of a new gravel driveway can range from around $1 per square foot to […]

Why Gravel Is a Landscaping Champion

Why Gravel Is a Landscaping Champion Gravel is a popular landscaping material with a wide variety of applications. Gravel has gained a strong following in the landscaping world for several reasons. To begin with, gravel is cost-effective and easy to maintain. Gravel is also versatile and customizable, with various sizes and colors that can be used for zen gardens, succulent mulch, flower beds, driveways, patios, and more. Another important factor is that gravel is well known for its durability, longevity, and ability to withstand the test of time. Finally, gravel is a great choice for many landscaping purposes simply because […]