Month: August 2018

Pros and Cons of Using Gravel for Ground Cover

If you’re thinking of landscaping your garden and are wondering what to use for ground cover, there are really only two options. One that has become very popular is to use gravel. Mulch is another option and for flower beds and around new trees and shrubs this can provide the finishing touch. There are benefits and disadvantages for both materials but in this article, we’re going to look at those that relate to using gravel.

 

Pros and Cons of Using Gravel for Ground Cover

The Benefits of Using Gravel

Gravel comes in a variety of sizes, but the most popular is around the size of a small pea. It’s a popular material because it will last forever and never need replacing. Very little upkeep and maintenance is required, and it can be found in a range of different colours. Suppliers such as Green Vale Products will have the perfect gravel to compliment your property. Gravel tends to be a less expensive option than mulch, because it is much longer lasting and won’t need to be replaced. With a covering of gravel any weeds underneath will be suppressed and it is great for preventing soil erosion. Gravel is a great covering for paths and in cacti and rock gardens.

The Downside of Using Gravel

As you’d expect, there are some disadvantages to using gravel in your garden. It does last a long time but unlike mulch, will provide no added nutrients for your soil. The initial outlay for gravel is also much bigger. However, savings are made because you … Read More