When looking to improve your landscape the first thing you might be inclined to add is plants or mulch. However, you might find it surprising that rock and gravel can add color and texture to your design, resulting in a year-round good-looking and functional hardscape. Best of all, rock and gravel are pretty low maintenance!

Here is a list of some of our favorites to consider for your landscape.

Decomposed Granite:

Decomposed granite is usually reddish-tan and sandy, and provides landscapes with a soft, rustic look. This affordable option is often used around trees, garden trails and as a xeriscape ground cover.

Pea Gravel:

Pea gravel is–you guessed it–the size of a pea, usually ¼ inch to 1/8 inch in size. Colors range from white to tan to brown. Pea gravel is very versatile, often used to cover driveways and fill spaces between stone pavers. It also serves as a good weed barrier and won’t decompose like mulch.

Crushed Granite Gravel:

This gravel has larger particles than decomposed granite and provides a nice, natural look for your yard. It makes a good transition between garden plants and pathways.

Lava Rock:

Composed of actual lava from volcanoes, this rock boasts bold colors, providing a pretty accent to any landscape design. It is ideal for drier climates, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it throughout the night. Lava rock is very lightweight that makes it easy to transport and spread.

River Rock:

River rocks are smoother in texture and larger than pea gravel. Pull together their different hues to create pretty garden borders or dry creek beds. While looking pretty, they can also be used to direct drainage through a property.

From charming rustic pathways to artistic courtyards, rock and gravel will contribute to a versatile landscape. Let us help you choose the best rock for your design and lifestyle.

One thought on “5 Landscape Rock and Gravel Types for a Stunning Landscape

  1. Amanda Drew

    I like how you say that river rock can be used to make dry creek beds or pretty garden borders. My husband and I are trying to make a nice path for our backyard. It seems like river rocks or something else like it would help make our landscape look really nice.

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