When planning your landscape design, you likely think of all the flowers, trees, and bushes you can plant. But you may become overwhelmed by all the decisions and work required to do the landscaping and keep it looking great. A perfect alternative to traditional landscaping options is landscape gravel. You can use gravel to complement other aspects of your landscape design, or you can use it for landscape decor.
If you want to make over your outdoor space, talk with the experts at Lehnhoff’s Supply about our landscape gravel. Here are some tips for implementing gravel into your landscape design.
Create a Gravel Pathway
One of the most popular ways to incorporate gravel into your spring landscaping is with a pathway. A gravel pathway is a beautiful addition to your garden, leading visitors through your outdoor space and highlighting different areas. Choose a gravel color that complements your home and landscaping, and use edging materials, such as bricks or stones, to keep the gravel in place. Create a winding pathway from your driveway to the front door or a small path through the garden.
Combine Gravel with Larger Stones
Another excellent idea for your yard is to mix it up by using larger stones in your gravel design. Adding a unique design featuring bigger rocks of varying sizes surrounded by the softness of gravel, you can enhance the visual appeal of seemingly ordinary spaces.
You can use larger flat stones, known as flagstones, in the gravel. Most walkways can be made of flagstones, making walking and transporting things easier. The gravel fills in the gaps and joints between the flagstone pieces. You can also use gravel for the main walkway and lay large stones as the border, or vice versa. The goal is to create a design you’ll love and one that works best for you.
Use Gravel as Mulch
Gravel can also be used as a low-maintenance mulch in your garden beds. Unlike traditional mulch, which must be replenished each year, gravel can last many years without needing replacement. It also retains moisture in the soil and prevents weeds from growing, making it a practical and functional addition to your landscaping.
Create a Gravel Garden
To make a gravel garden, outline the area with stones or pavers, then add a layer of landscape fabric to prevent weeds from growing. Lay gravel on top of the fabric, and then plant your favorite flowers, shrubs, and other plants. The result is a beautiful and low-maintenance garden that requires minimal upkeep.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to use gravel in your landscape design this spring and summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
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