Everyone likes to relax in their neatly manicured garden, but they don’t like to spend hours walking behind lawnmowers mowing grass, pulling out weeds, or running up their water bills on watering. The easy solution is to make friends with their local gravel provider and set up gravel instead of grass in the garden. Adding gravel to your landscaping can beautify your property and make your garden a much more cost-effective asset. Your garden will be beautiful all through the year, and you won’t have to spend hours on garden work to keep it pristine. With gravel instead of grass in between your flower beds, hours of mowing will no longer be necessary, and there are also many other advantages:
- Gravel slows or even stops weed growth, ensuring your beautiful flowers and shrubs grow undisturbed.
- Gravel is natural and looks good in all seasons without any upkeep.
- Gravel is durable and will last for many years.
- Gravel comes in different shapes, sizes, and colors to make your garden look attractive and complement your house’s facade.
Gravel Is a Must-Have in Dry Climate Areas
If you live in a dry climate area, gravel may be just the low-water-landscaping solution to drastically reduce the need to water your garden as the water filters through the gravel and lets it seep into the soil plants to use. That means lower water bills for you. Gravel also keeps the underlying soil cooler and reduces the drying out of the topsoil in the hot sun, thereby reducing the water loss through evaporation and keeps your flowers blooming without constant watering. Conserving the water while growing beautiful, blooming plants is very exciting.
How to Optimize the Use of Gravel in Your Garden
Gravel can be used for setting up foot pathways between the flower beds to protect your flowerings or shrubs from getting trodden, or it can be installed on the plant beds themselves to protect against water loss. Many sizes and pebble roughness are available for you to choose from. There is even a type of gravel, the “pea gravel,” which has soft edges and is gentle on pet and human feet. A good gravel provider will advise you on the type of gravel suitable for your garden and ensure that the type you choose will meet your needs and preferences. Flatbeds are generally able to haul up to 25 tons of product, so call your local gravel provider today to find out how you can have gravel delivered to your property.