Decorative gravels literally rock when it comes to landscape design. No material is more versatile or available in so many different varieties as decorative gravel. Landscapers use decorative gravel in myriad places because of its ability to create complementary themes in an outdoor space.
So What’s The Big Deal About Decorative Gravel
First off, decorative gravels come in just about every imaginable shape and size. From tiny pebbles to larger stones, there’s a decorative gravel that fits almost every need. You’ll even find a lot of different surface textures between different types of decorative gravels – think about the jagged edges of a rock formed by lava versus the smoothness of a river rock polished by years of erosion.
While basic gravels are often sold by the bag, most decorative gravels are sold by the ton or cubic yard. Often when purchasing these kinds of gravels, retailers will offer the option of home delivery. This saves homeowners from having to haul it themselves as is often the case with bagged gravels. Riverbend offers delivery to Independence and Liberty-area homes starting at just $50, and the rest of the metro on a per mile basis.
One of our favorite things about decorative gravels is that they come in a vast array of colors, from strikingly bold to muted. This allows homeowners to create a counterpoint to a brightly colored plant, or to add some punch to a landscape. Paired with a water feature, decorative gravels are a necessary and beautiful additional feature.