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Gardening Ideas: Using Gravel & Stones as a Feature

Gravel and stones as garden feature

It's that time of year when we're getting some sunshine, followed by rain. Some days it seems incredibly hot for the time of year, others it's bitterly cold again. More and more people are finding themselves looking out the window at the garden and wondering how on earth they're going to manage it all again this year.

If this sounds familiar and you're looking for unusual, low maintenance landscaping ideas we've got some great ones. And today we want to speak about gravel and stones. If you want to make a big impact with minimal effort, using gravel and stones as a feature is a great solution.

A great look for back and front gardens

Whether you’re after back or front garden landscaping ideas, loose stones are an inexpensive solution that looks great. With a bit of imagination, the right planning and not much effort at all, you can transform even the smallest and most challenging garden. Everyone will be envious of your new look garden, and you’ll be raving about how easy it is to maintain.

How to use gravel and stones as a feature in your garden

The big thing with gravel and stones is making the right choice. At Innes Building and Timber we've got a huge selection in stock that are ready to deliver. You can find our full range here. If you're looking for a clean and modern look, you can't beat this Spanish White Marble. Alternatively, if you're more into a relaxed, natural feel, then Harvest Gold (Solent) is likely to tick your boxes. No matter what style you’re aiming to create, there’s an option that’ll work for you.

Why choose gravel and stones?

The great things about gravel and mismatched stones are that they keep weeds at bay and they also help make plants and hard garden features like decking or stone patios stand out. They're also low maintenance and add brilliant texture for any landscaping project you’re planning. Plus, it’s an easy front garden landscape fix for those pesky areas you can’t seem to get around.

Here are our 3 Top Tips when using stones and gravel

1. Do your research. Look in magazines, look online, look around you when you're out and about. Come and visit our display area. Get hungry for ideas before you decide on what you want to do.

2. Make a plan. Just because gravel and stones are low maintenance, that doesn't mean to say you can throw just any down and hope they look great. Make a plan. Consider where you're going to put them and the end result you want. Think about colour, size and texture. And if you need help, we're here for you.

3. And lastly – remember… you’ll always need more than you think to cover an area. Again, we're here to help you make sure you get your calculations right.

Keen to get started?

Visit us in-store now and take a look at our Decorative Aggregate Display, where you can touch and feel before you buy. Or, if you already know exactly what you want, you can select it here and place your order online now.

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