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How to Transform Your Yard into a Gravel Garden

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Gravel gardens are perfect for homeowners who want to keep things low-maintenance. On the one hand, you rarely need to put in any weeding work, yet you will still be able to grow a variety of plants that are attractive enough to enrapture even the pickiest of guests.

There are many benefits to having a gravel garden, as we have detailed in a previous article. If you decided to turn your garden into this minimalistic, but enchanting green space variety, let’s not waste any more of your time and delve into the specifics of how to make a gravel garden.

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The Best Gravel for Ponds

Having a pond really is a delightful thing; as a hub of activity for fish, frogs, insects, and a variety of plants, a pond brings so much life to the garden and is great for the environment and biodiversity too. But when it comes to the upkeep of your pond, the feeling might be one more of frustration than delight! A crucial part of pond upkeep is choosing the right type of pond gravel – with many options out there, we’ve highlighted a few great choices for getting the best gravel for ponds, taking some of the legwork out for you.

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Blue Slate Chippings for Gardens

Blue Slate Chippings for Gardens

As one of our most popular decorative aggregate products, we have sent a lot of blue slate chippings to homes and commercial projects throughout the UK over the past 5 years in business! This is partly due to how durable, yet versatile, decorative slates can be, as well as the beautiful colour tones in blue slate. However, you may be wondering how to make the most out of blue slate in your garden, particularly if you want to use a bulk bag for a variety of projects. Luckily, our guide is here to give you ideas on how best to use blue slate chippings for gardens.

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The Best Gravel for Driveways

Choosing the Best Gravel for Driveways

When it comes to choosing the best gravel for driveways, there are a few key elements to consider to make sure you choose a product that looks fantastic in your driveway and lasts, giving you great value for money.

Choosing Gravel for Driveways

A gravel driveway has many benefits in terms of cost and upkeep. Gravel stones are highly durable, great value for money, low maintenance, and come in a variety of colours and sizes. Gravel also provides extra security for your property as any possible intruders will make noise walking across it. But which type of gravel should you choose for your driveway? Here are a few things to consider and our recommendations:

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Slate Garden Ideas: How to Use Decorative Plum Slate Chippings in Your Garden

Decorative Plum Slate Chippings

Decorative plum slate chippings are one of the most popular decorative aggregates we supply and it’s not hard to see why! These charming slate chippings have a warm, inviting colour. They look great in a variety of areas in the garden and are very hardy and lasting to boot.

Want to purchase some beautiful plum slate chippings but not quite sure which size to go for? Or how you can use decorative slate in your garden? Read this guide to find out more about this popular decorative aggregate product and discover some great slate garden ideas along the way.

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UK Guide: Where Do Decorative Aggregates Come From?

An important aspect of choosing decorative aggregates for your garden is understanding where they come from. The UK provides a lot of great quality decorative gravel, chippings, and slate from a variety of areas. Indeed, we name a lot of decorative aggregates after the places where people quarry them. Such is the link in meaning between an aggregate and its origin. Find out more in this decorative aggregates UK guide.

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Big Orders for De-icing Rock Salt for Gritting Across the UK

An Icy Road Requiring De-Icing Rock Salt

The Gravel4You team has been getting lots of bulk orders for de-icing rock salt for businesses and homes. Two of our biggest orders have included supplying gritting salt for Coca Cola distribution and Hilton Hotels for increased safety against the cold winter weather.

We have now supplied our White Marine Salt and Cheshire Brown Rock Salt to 65 Hiltons Hotels branches throughout the United Kingdom, helping the hotel group more effectively protect their staff and visitors from snow and ice on their premises and the surrounding areas.

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The Benefits of a Gravel Garden

Gravel Garden

Creating a gravel garden can have many benefits, from low maintenance gardening to creating stylish landscapes evocative of Mediterranean paradises or peaceful Japanese spaces. Here are a few reasons why you should consider a gravel garden:

Gravel Gardens are Easy to Maintain

The gravel garden is very low maintenance, as good quality decorative gravel can last for years when laid correctly. Continue reading…