Gravel is stone material that is used for various landscaping objectives. These include the beautification of garden surrounds and decorative landscaping. Another reason why gravel is commonly used in landscaping is based on its ability as a crushed stone to help control weed-spread through a garden, prevent soil erosion and retain soil moisture. The versatility of landscape gravel is based on its numerous garden uses, and also its variety of available shapes and colors.
TYPES OF GRAVEL
Del Rio: Washed gravel available in grey, white and tan, which tends to look like a speckled array of colors. Used for mulching or simply to add groom and vivid appearance to garden surrounds. Del Rio ranges in sizes from 3/8 inches to 3/4 inch wide.
Lodi: Washed gravel is available in grey, white and gold. It has similar uses to that of Del Rio however the obtainable sizes do vary. It is generally a bigger size stone and does range in thickness from 3/8, ¾, 1, and 1½ inches. It is complemented by round and smooth edges.
Pea Gravel: Pea Gravel can be defined as a light brown, translucent white river rock that ranges in sizes from 1/8 inches to ¼ inches. Pea Gravel is offered as small or large gravel depending on the desired use. Large Pea Gravel is available
from ½ an inch to 1¼ inches thick. Pea gravel consists of small, smooth, rounded stones.
White Gravel: has the ability to bounce back lumens. This is another way of saying that anything white in the green house will bounce back light. This is a beneficial characteristic for the winter time in which the most amount of desired light can be obtained by using such landscape gravel in your flower and garden beds.
Shore Gravel: Shore gravel is a naturally rounded and smooth stone available in a yellowy beige color. This stone is often noticed in various home landscapes surrounding shore lines. Smooth edging makes it appropriate and suitable for pool surrounds considering it is quite easy to walk on. Nominal sizes available are 3/8 and ¾ inches.