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Stop Drainage and Erosion Problems with Gravel

Stop Drainage and Erosion Problems with Gravel

Stop Drainage and Erosion Problems with Gravel For homeowners that take pride in their landscaping, two of the peskiest problems are drainage issues and erosion, especially if you live in a climate that sees a good amount of rain. Erosion and poor drainage can damage plants and grasses and wash away the vital soil needed to…

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How and Why You Should Use Washed Gravel in Your Landscaping Plan

Use Washed Gravel in Your Landscaping Plan

How and Why You Should Use Washed Gravel in Your Landscaping Plan Designing your landscaping is one of the most fulfilling parts of home ownership. Next to choosing types of grasses, planting gardens to grow flowers or vegetables, and shopping for outdoor statues and other permanent decorations, one of the most important parts of landscaping is choosing…

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Should You Remove or Repair Cracked Concrete?

Should You Remove or Repair Cracked Concrete

Should You Remove or Repair Cracked Concrete? Much like any form of rock, concrete surfaces of all types can undergo erosion and weather damage over time depending on location and severity of weather in your area. Degrading concrete can be unpleasant to look at, but it can also be hazardous for those walking on concrete…

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How to Use Rock and French Drains to Keep Your Basement Dry

How to Use Rock and French Drains to Keep Your Basement Dry Most homes built in the last century or so sit upon a foundation made of concrete. At the time, poured concrete or concrete block designs were the fastest and least expensive option for home foundations. However, before concrete became the norm, stone was…

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Gravel or Limestone: Which Is Better?

Gravel or Limestone: Which Is Better? Gravel and limestone are both incredibly versatile materials that can be used for a multitude of purposes. Generally, the two are considered the primary alternatives to concrete when constructing driveways or walkways, and both can work fantastically for a wide variety of landscaping projects. Though there are a few…

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Using Pea Gravel in Your Landscaping

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Using Pea Gravel in Your Landscaping When it comes to landscaping, pea gravel is an exceptionally versatile material that can fit seamlessly into many design plans with its unobtrusive texture and naturally varied coloring. However, there are a few key rules to keep in mind when incorporating pea gravel into your…

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How to Incorporate Decorative Rock into Your Landscaping

How to Incorporate Decorative Rock into Your Landscaping You’ve no doubt seen the beauty decorative rock like round rock, pea gravel, and even boulders can add to an otherwise ho-hum yard, but you may not be sure how you can incorporate this attractive hardscaping element in your own outdoor spaces.  You might be surprised to…

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Choosing the Right Gravel or Landscaping Rock for Your Next Yard Project

Choosing the Right Gravel or Landscaping Rock for Your Next Yard Project Attractive outdoor spaces require more than lush greenery.  You also need a mix of hardscaping elements to add visual appeal and essential utility.  If you’re looking for ways to upgrade your yard for enhanced use and beauty, gravel and landscaping rock provide the…

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What Makes Gravel Washed?

What Makes Gravel Washed? There are many applications for which gravel is suitable, ranging from public and commercial use, to adorning residential properties.  In some cases, coarse gravel is preferred.  For example, chunky, heavy-duty gravel is better for roads or long driveways where the surface must remain intact under the pressure of passing cars and…

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5 Different Applications for Gravel

5 Different Applications for Gravel It’s used to add traction to icy roads in winter and pave the way to areas off the beaten track, but gravel can also serve a variety of purposes in your yard.  If you’re looking for creative ways to utilize this versatile and affordable hardscaping element, here are a few…

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