Decorate Your Beautiful Garden with Gravel

In ornamental horticulture loose “dead” materials (broken tiles, sand, marble chips, etc.) have long been used, especially when creating curly shaped patterns. Today, granite gravel (fraction of 3 to 40 mm) is the most commonly used. The variety of colors, a nice grainy texture, pliability and durability - this is not all its advantages when creating gravel garden.||The garden gravel acts as a smooth transition from the pavement to the lawn and plants, it introduces an element of naturalness. And in the West popular gravel often replaces tile lining and turf, saving time and wallets of their respective owners. This is understandable, because the gravel is much cheaper than paving and does not require watering and mowing like grass. In addition, it has the ability of self-cleaning (rot plant residues gradually fall through between its particles), it does not give any chance to weeds and it is an excellent substrate for a wide range of garden plants.||This material doesn’t prevent the passage of moisture and air to the roots; extra layer (of 10-15 cm) doesn’t not cause harm to the trees and shrubs. On the contrary, the coating inhibits moisture evaporation and weed growth.||In the city, gravel is widely used on the streets and boulevards, in particular to decorate the area near the tree trunks. In such cases, simple maintenance is reduced to a periodic alignment of the surface.||There is, however, a disadvantage: it is inconvenient to move on a wheelchair or bicycle on the gravel; and in winter this coating is difficult to clear from snow.

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