Gravel is an extremely versatile material and can be used in many ways throughout landscapes. As Melbourne’s top gravel suppliers, we have extensive knowledge on how to use gravel and how easily it can turn your outdoor zone into a stylish and useful space. The affordable material is great for seating areas, fillers around pavers, or as a drainage tool, and comes in a variety of colours and textures, so you can find something to suit your tastes.
With a pleasing crunch underfoot, gravel makes for a great walkway material due to its simplicity. You can install a gravel walkway by laying down a layer of base rock to act as a firm foundation and then spread the gravel over the top. Similarly, gravel makes for a solid surface for a driveway as it can easily support cars wheels, and is far less expensive than concrete or asphalt.
Using gravel in your garden can save you time, money and have an overall visually pleasing effect on the entire space. Acting as a permeable surface, gravel is an excellent flooring option for patio areas as rainwater can drain through the stones and reduce slipping hazards. Choose a colour that complements your outdoor furniture and keeps in-line with the aesthetic. Dark gravel works well with modern garden seating, while warm-toned gravel looks great with heritage-style landscapes.
Gravel is useful for covering the base of fountains, filling in the bottom of ponds and lining dry streambeds, as well as being a top-dressing for mulch. After you have planted, spread a layer of gravel over the soil’s surface for a clean look that will help show off the plants and suppress weeds. If you have a fire pit and need a safe surface to surround it, gravel is cheaper than pavers and can act a neat flooring.
Our team can help you choose the gravel best suited to your site and we offer a range of services including the crushed stone delivery. If you want to chat with us about your landscaping needs, get in touch today.