Comparing Gravels for Landscape Installation

photo credit: tali wildman We love using gravel in our landscape installations. We spec it on every project as a lovely composition with steel, wood, concrete, turf grass, and vegetation. For a while we used mulch in vegetative beds (and I know our build team would prefer to move it over heavy gravel), but we found that gravel was preferable as a surface treatment in most applications for a number of reasons: Maintenance. Gravel does not need to be reapplied each year (except for topdressing where the ground plane has settled) nor does it move as easily with storm water. It’s easier to blow leaves out of, especially when stabilized with polymeric sand. Appearance. Gravel color stays con

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