Stone and gravel landscaping serve as foundations for your plants to grow around. They give your landscape definition and also provide convenient places to rest and relax throughout the year.
There are plenty of options to consider. Here are some of the most commonly requested by our clients in the Kansas City area.
- Granite is tough, but it does break with enough weathering. Decomposed granite is effectively small pieces of granite that have broken apart. Granite is ideal for use on pathways and patios. It is inexpensive and provides a beautiful surface that, when combined with a landscaping fabric, is highly effective at keeping the weeds at bay.
- Often seen in xeroscaped lawns, pea gravel is small, rounded rock that can be spread to a depth of your choosing. It comes in a variety of colors, which makes it easy to blend into your landscape and select a color that matches your home.
- Pulled straight from river beds, river rock is typically smooth and rather hefty in size. This makes it ideal for use around fountains or to create faux river scenes within your landscape. Just be sure to remove debris judiciously as leaves, dirt, and other debris that get stuck within areas covered with river rock can become breeding grounds for weed growth.
- Crushed granite is often a little larger than decomposed granite, and its texture varies in that it is a little chunkier and less uniform in size and shape. Its appearance is a bit more contemporary, and it is easier to maintain than decomposed granite.
The experts at Rosehill Gardens would be happy to assist you with your stone and gravel landscaping needs; contact us today.