Gravel is one of the most versatile landscape materials, as it can be used as anything from a pathway material to mulch. It’s an affordable hardscape material for outdoor seating areas, filler around flagstone pavers or a useful drainage tool. With many colors and sizes available, gravel works to enhance the look of many garden styles. Take a look at 10 ways to put gravel to work in your landscape.
Choose a color that complements other hardscaping materials and is in keeping with the style of your garden. For example, dark gravel often works well with contemporary garden styles while warm-toned pea gravel looks good with English cottage and Mediterranean-style gardens.
While the cost of gravel varies (from about $30 to $65 per cubic yard and up), even at the higher end it’s far less expensive than asphalt or concrete.