Decorative gravel is becoming the green, sustainable alternative to lawn. It’s also a useful problem solver for dozens of scenarios in the ordinary landscape. In some regions such as the Southwest, it’s long been in use for surfacing open spaces in sparsely planted desert gardens. In the 1970s, colored gravel and evergreens became the low maintenance solution to prolonged drought. Today new and innovative ideas for gravel in the landscape are implemented to create unique design compositions, to save water and eliminate high maintenance lawns.
Mulching isn’t just about making garden beds look pretty. Mulch is both an attractive “finishing touch” and an important part of landscape management for its ability to control weeds and retain soil moisture. No matter which material you choose, they are almost all equally effective. We carry a wide selection of Bark, Nuggets (Large and Small), Shredded Hardwood and colored wood.
Cobble Pebble Stone
Cobble is technically a gravel but is much larger and used a different way in the landscape. These larger stones are either crushed or river run, and must be hand placed due to their size. They are not suitable for walking surfaces for pets or people, but their chief value is dividing large fields of small gravels with a color and or textural difference..
Pro Tip: Cobbles and fields of larger gravel suffer from organic matter build up in the pockets between particles. This decomposes into humus which is an ideal place for weeds to germinate. Small gravel that can be easily raked allows you to remove the build-up before seeds take hold there.