As a landscaping material, pea gravel probably doesn’t get the respect it deserves. With plenty of performance advantages over other materials, and a great look when used properly, pea gravel has a lot to offer. If you are working on landscaping a new piece of property, or if you are renovating your old landscaping to give your property a new look, don’t forget to consider pea gravel as a viable option.
For help with your landscaping projects, whether in the design phase or with the execution of your design, contact TLC right away. We are honored to have served so many great Jackson, WY area properties over the years, and we’d love to add your land to that list. Get in touch today to get started.
When trying to decide how you will use pea gravel in your landscape design, it’s best to think about what pea gravel brings to the table and then use the benefits to your advantage. Some of the notable advantages of pea gravel include the following –
Using landscape fabric can improve the experience of bringing in pea gravel for part of your landscape design. Yes, installing landscape fabric will add an extra step and a modest cost to the project, but you’ll be happy you went ahead with it when your maintenance demands are reduced over the long run. With landscape fabric in place, weeds will be less likely to make their way up through the gravel, and you’ll have fewer weeds to pick during the growing season as a result.
If you decide to use landscape fabric, it’s important to remember that it should be buried deep enough to not creep up to the surface later on. This is a frustrating problem, and the fear of landscape fabric coming up through the gravel is what causes some people to skip it altogether. Don’t give in to that fear – simply make sure the landscape fabric is at least a couple of inches down to keep it out of sight.
Beyond the practical advantages like low maintenance and great drainage, the range of colors available when shopping for pea gravel is another benefit to keep in mind. It’s possible to get pea gravel in just about any natural shade you can picture, meaning it will be a good tool when you need to add a different color to your landscape for contrast and interest.
For example, if you have plenty of dark elements in your landscape already, look at white pea gravel to brighten things up. Even if you only use a small part of your land for pea gravel, the white will stand out and make the entire property more interesting.
Whether pea gravel landscaping ends up being the right option for your needs is yet to be seen, but one thing is sure – the experts at TLC are ready and willing to help bring your landscaping to life. We offer a long list of services, including maintenance and landscape design. Our experience in this area means we know what works, what doesn’t, and how you can overcome any landscaping challenge. Thank you for taking the time to stop by TLC and we are excited to serve you.
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