Types Of Gravels For Your Garden
When it comes to using rock in your garden landscape, gravel is definitely one of the more versatile options. This kind of garden gravel is available in different shapes, sizes and colors, using many kinds of materials, such as marble, terrazzo chips or pea stone. Some rocks have jagged edges, while others are rounded and smooth, such as polished rocks in colors of red, black and tiger stripe. Tumbled marble garden gravel usually has a lighter color and courser texture and may be used to brighten an area or as a background for colorful plants. Sea glass pebbles can add vibrant colors to a garden, with cobalt blue, bright red and yellow pebbles made from recycled, frosted glass.
Generally, garden gravel falls into two categories: utility and decorative. While utility gravel is usually somewhat plainer and offers fewer color options, it can be used in many of the same ways as its more fashionable counterpart in places where appearance is not as important. On the other hand, decorative gravel can make the garden a focal point, with its bright colors and unusual textures. Both types of garden gravel are usually easy to install and maintain as well as being long lasting and environmentally friendly.