Amazing Pea Gravel Patio For Your Outdoor Area
Pea gravel is available in varied shapes and appearance; it can be smooth or jagged. Its size ranges from 1/8-inch to 3/8-inch, and is available in colors like buff, brown, and shades of white, black, and gray. Building a pea gravel patio is a surprisingly simple process. Tips include marking the boundary with string and chalk. The area should also be cleaned of all debris and vegetation before purchasing pea gravel for the base. Newspaper can be used to create a weed barrier because it is cheap and effective. Using rocks as edging is optional before laying the gravel on the space with a shovel. There are also several pros when using a pea gravel for your patio. As compared to its counterparts, like the larger gravel, pea gravel is easy to walk on. It has rounded edges that do not cause any discomfort even if you walk bare feet on it. And you can be highly creative with the pea gravel. Due to its small size, it can be mixed with other stones and gravel material to add to the landscape. It is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also can be easily installed. Even a novice can lay it without any trouble.
Pea gravel is cheaper than a majority of other fillers, like concrete and other larger stones. Also, it can be compacted better than the large-sized fillers. Pea gravel can prevents weed growth. When the gravel is laid at least 4 inches thick from the ground, unwanted weeds will not be able to grow out of the gravel. It is mess free, i.e., if it rains, then unlike other gravel varieties, this gravel will not become muddy. It also helps in keeping rodents away.