Tigard Sand & Gravel Blog

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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Using Sand for Backfilling a Pool

Using Sand for Backfilling a Pool Adding a pool to your yard is not only a great way to gain function and enjoyment from your outdoor space, but it can also add incredible value and appeal to your property when you decide to sell.  That said, there are some logistical choices you’ll need to make…

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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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