71 Beautiful Gravel Garden Design Ideas For Side Yard And Backyard

71 Beautiful Gravel Garden Design Ideas For Side Yard And Backyard (61)
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Big or small, a gravel garden is an area with a crushed stone surface. You can use gravel as a patio surface, on a driveway, to create paths, or to mulch around plants in beds. Gravel is a magical material, visually. It has a soft, three dimensional surface that’s still uniform.  It becomes an instant backdrop to naturally focuses attention elsewhere on nearby plants, fences, furniture. Against gravel, everything else pops.

A gravel garden is inexpensive and easy to install compared to other more permanent hardscape surfaces. If you get sick of it, shovel up the gravel and try something else. If you decide you want to rearrange things, dig a hole in it to plant shrubs or a tree.

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Gravel gardens are friendly. They don’t require water. They filter rainwater to prevent runoff. Gravel is cooler underfoot than a hard stone surface. And you don’t need to mow it, rake it (except when you’re feeling meditative), or weed it more than once every few months.

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