Rock scaping offers many options. If you're thinking about adding custom rock scaping
to your property, you might be surprised to know that there are several options for rock material
suitable for your property.
Rocks For Landscaping
Various rock types can give rock scaping a meaningful and constructive functionality. With
various types of rocks, you can control drainage, create barriers, and add nice decorations.
- Crushed Stone - Crushed stone comes in a variety of colors and is
available in a variety of sizes, from 3/8" to 4." Because they are stones that have been crushed, there
is no consistency to their shape. The edges can be a little sharp sometimes, and also rough to the
human touch. Even though most crushed stone will either be in a white or gray hue, the resulting
effects will produce a rather neutral, yet nice look for any outdoor project. Crushed stone is similar
to decomposed granite, but the rocks aren't crushed quite as finely.
- Decomposed Granite Gravel (DGG) - You can use decomposed granite gravel
for any project that is intended to blend into a natural environment. It's great around trees, shrubs,
ground cover, driveways, flagstone paths, and garden trails. Decomposed granite gravel is especially
good for any type of pathway for humans and vehicles, as it stays in place and sets hard. It also has
efficient drainage. It's an affordable option.
- Pea Gravel -
Very small pebbles that are typically white or brown. It has versatile uses since you can
use it to cover your driveways or fill up the spaces in between your home’s stone paths. Pea gravel is
good for several ground cover purposes.
- Crushed Granite Gravel - A popular choice for replacing grass lawns,
crushed granite gravel are small to medium sized granite rock pieces used for decoration. It's not used
for pathways because the granite pieces are a little too big, but there are many other uses as a natural
look for barriers, transitions, plant areas, islands and lawn areas.
- Glass Gravel - Recycled glass gravel is made from a process that brakes
glass chunks down and then tumbles them until they have no sharp edges. It lasts for a long time and
comes in a variety of colors and sizes. It will create a colorful and unique accent for your garden and
- River Rock - River rocks rounded and smooth looking stones. They are larger
than pea gravel and crushed granite gravel, and come in different sizes and hues. They are usually used
for making borders, dry creek beds, and small yard sections.
- Lava Rock - Lava rock is little more expensive, but these actual volcanic
pieces will give your yard a bold and unique look.
- Boulders - Boulders and other medium to large sized rocks will give any
front yard an accented look. You're guaranteed to get noticed with attractive boulders. However,
caution needs to be taken as they are sometimes placed in the wrong locations making, them
look like they were just randomly dropped on top of the ground. A boulder is defined as any rock larger
than 16" in diameter. They're available in two basic shapes - round and angular... Round boulders have
smooth edges and curves. They are water-washed or river-run surface stones of granite and sandstone,
worn over the eons by wind, sand and rain. Angular boulders have jagged, blasted edges and flat faces.
They are columnar, boxy or rectangular and may be composed of but not limited to granite, quartzite,
sandstone and basalt.
Rockscaping offers many options. If you're looking for an
artificial turf solution with custom rock scaping, you need
to know about the types of landscaping rocks suitable for your unique property.
Find out more about various rock types..
If you're thinking about rock scaping for your property, we would love to discuss the
possibilities with to you. Landscaping rocks and gravel give you a lot of choices when making an
artistic rock landscape. From natural-looking pathways to charming courtyard designs, you can count on
these to help complete the look.
Contact us today and we'll help you find the most suitable materials for your property.
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