Using stone in your home’s landscaping design isn’t something new–in fact people have been doing it for years. Some homeowners like that stone makes your landscaping look more natural and organic. Others enjoy knowing that stone brings a certain look of establishment and is durable enough to last for a long time.
Gravel and Stone are Easy to Install
Compared with other surface materials, stone and gravel are a breeze. You won’t have to mix or cure anything. You won’t be on your hands and knees fine-tuning with masonry sand between stones. You won’t need to cut material to fit. The supplies are delivered FREE to your driveway. Spread them over the area, grade it as needed and give them a week to settle. THAT’S IT. That’s the entire installation process. You WON’T BELIEVE how easy it is.
Gravel and Stone are Durable
Gravel and stone landscaping can LAST A LIFETIME if properly installed and maintained. They are heavy, so they stay put during harsh storms, and porous, so they let water flow through easily rather than getting pushed around. That durability saves you even more money over the long run, as you need to replace your landscaping fewer times. A dry stone creek bed will last long after a metal drain would have rusted into junk. A properly maintained gravel driveway will still look great years after a concrete driveway would have begun cracking and splitting. With gravel and stone, you solve your landscaping problem for good.
Gravel and Stone are Easy to Maintain
With correct grading, most surfaces made from gravel won’t develop potholes or wash out. However, these issues do crop up from time to time. If your gravel gets dips and depressions, you just need a bit of extra gravel on hand to fill it in. It will settle and compact itself, just throw it on top. You’ll also want to spread a thin layer of new gravel on top of the old gravel every couple of years. You should also apply weed killer to your landscaping. Even if you laid down weed cloth before installing gravel and stone, weeds always find a way. Chemical solutions work perfectly well with gravel and stone.
Gravel and Stone Look Great
You have a wide array of options, from stone dust to large landscaping rocks. The assortment of colors allows you to play around with the look of your landscaping features. Gravel and stone landscaping gives your outdoor space a rustic charm that transitions visitors seamlessly from your greenery into your home. You can get a simple, casual look for a gravel patio or a natural look for a functional structure like a flower bed made from stone.