Gravel can be used in several ways to beautifully accent your landscape design! Whether you’re looking for creative ways to improve walkways or wanting a maintenance-free garden, The Rock Place has plenty of tips to help you get started with fun and unique ways to use gravel in your landscaping.
Paths and Walkways
Gravel pathways make for a natural addition to your gardens and outdoor living areas. The contrast of stone and greenery provides a nice balance that is pleasing to the eye. With several variations in each selection of gravel, you can readily find an option that will complement and match your home’s exterior.
What is xeriscaping, you might ask? Xeriscaping is a type of gardening that incorporates gravel and requires little or no maintenance. This type of landscape is often ideal for areas that experience frequent droughts. How does it work? Xeriscaping conserves water by using drought-resistant plants that native to the area. Using large portions of gravel throughout the area helps with preserving the soil below. The end product is a low-maintenance landscape that’ll survive the toughest conditions and continue to flourish.
A Solution for Drainage and Erosion
If you’re looking for a natural and efficient drainage ditch, consider incorporating gravel. Gravel preserves the soil beneath it and protects against erosion. It also helps with water flow. Unlike other drainage options that may cause water to pool around your plants, gravel drains water more quickly.
A Nice Addition to Water Features
In our surrounding environments, water and stones go hand-in-hand. Using gravel is a great way to create an effortless transition between your yard and your fountain, birdbath, or pond. Gravel pathways can be used to connect a garden seating area to your water feature or to surround the base of the water feature. Either way, the combination creates a sense of peace and serenity. If you want to include water into your landscaping design outside of a small fountain, disappearing or pond-less waterfalls are becoming an increasingly popular landscape design.
An Effective Replacement for Mulch
Using gravel as mulch around your shrubbery or in your flowerbeds is a great way to control pesky weeds and improve water flow for your plants. Gravel retains moisture, which prevents weeds from growing and overtaking the garden. It adds a layer of protection for your plants’ roots! Gravel is available in a variety of colors, providing you with more options to add pops of color to your garden.
Need a Little Help?
If you’re considering incorporating gravel into your landscaping and outdoor living areas and exploring your options, visit The Rock Place. We’ll help you choose the right style, size, and amount of stone required for your project’s needs. You’re welcome to call us at (615) 459-9200 with questions or just come by 475 Wade Herrod Rd in Smyrna to see our many options.