How To Use Decorative Aggregates In Your Garden
In our fast paced modern times, many people are opting for the low maintenance garden over the higher maintenance flower bed gardens. Using decorative aggregates is a simple solution to achieve a low maintenance area.
With a wide variety of decorative aggregates available, from coloured slates, to beach pebbles and beautiful natural stones, you will be able to find the right one to suit your style.
The use of decorative aggregates, pebbles and gravel is becoming more and more popular for a wide variety of reasons:
Decorative Aggregates can save you time
Using decorative aggregates, pebbles and gravel as an integral part of your garden design can cut down on a lot of hard work, either through reducing the amount of lawn you have to mow or by reducing the necessity of flower beds. Less time spent mowing and pruning the garden means you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying it.
There are such a wide variety of decorative aggregates, pebbles and gravel on the market these days that you will easily be able to find something that suits both your needs and your aesthetic requirements (blue or plum slate, gravel, granite, a variety of different types of stone). There are also a large variety of colours available with decorative aggregates, which allows you to integrate them with almost any project.
The cost of decorative aggregates can be small compared to more landscape based garden projects. Due to the fact that decorative aggregates are low maintenance you will be spending less, or even nothing at all on items like plant food, fertilizer, lawn seed and garden tools.
The DIY ethic
With decorative aggregates, pebbles and gravel, you can always do the work yourself – if you are covering a small area you can transport material by hand with ease. If you have a large area to cover it can be delivered by the tonne (loose or bulk bags) and moved bit by bit. There are no particular skills required for laying aggregate, just an artistic and colourful mind!
One of the major attractions of decorative aggregates is the fact that you can use them just about anywhere – in a flower bed or plant pot, to make a path or entire driveway, or to decorate the edge of a pond. With decorative aggregates your imagination is the only limit.
Apart from a bit of weeding now and again the maintenance of decorative aggregates, pebbles and gravel is virtually non existent, giving you more time to appreciate what you have created. With their flexibility and natural beauty combined with their ease of use, the decorative aggregate is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to create an aesthetically pleasing but low maintenance garden.