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Benefits Of Gravel Landscaping

by Milton Myers

If you are deciding on the type of landscaping you want for your yard and the choices are wide-open, then you may want to think about going with a gravel landscaping. There are some benefits to going this route, especially in certain conditions. This article will introduce you to some gravel landscaping benefits and offer you extra advice on some gravel landscaping ideas you may want to consider.

Some of the benefits of gravel landscaping

When you use gravel to landscape the majority of your yard with you won't have to worry about watering it every day, or every other day. This can save you quite a bit of money on your water bill and it helps you know that you are helping with a drought, if there is one in the region where you live.

Gravel landscape is also good for homes where you spend a lot of time out of town because you won't have to worry about coming home and finding that something has happened with your automatic sprinklers and the grass is now dead.

When you put gravel down it is done by removing all growth down to just dirt and then laying a thick coat of plastic sheet down which is followed by the addition of the gravel. This is great because it offers you a nice-looking landscape that you won't have to worry about keeping up with by weeding on a regular basis.

You have a lot of design options

When you decide to go with gravel you can choose a color that goes great against your home's color. This helps the entire property to have a uniform look. Some of the more popular colors you'll see used include white, gray, black, red and green. However, you can go with custom colors if you need something specific.

You can create unique designs in the yard with gravel

You can create a unique look using different colors of gravel. For example, if you want a pond effect, you can use gray graven in the yard and then create visual streams with blue gravel that leads to a larger gravel pond. You can decorate further by using some nice sized boulders. You can even create a rock garden in your yard that includes different colors of gravel to separate the garden area from the rest of the yard and that helps display some fantastic looking boulders, cement statues or even an array of cactus plants.