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DECORATIVE STONE & LANDSCAPE GRAVEL

Often times homeowners get weary of refreshing wood mulches every year or two and decide to use decorative stone mulch in their shrub beds. Even with the initial installation being considerably more tedious and expensive, it most often pays dividends in the long run. On this web page we will display photos of some of the more commonly used decorative landscape stone in various landscapes, ones like river rock, shore gravel and lava rock.

 


INDEX
 heavy rock carrier

Wheelbarrow Tip - The way you load your wheelbarrow can make a big difference when it comes to moving it. Load the majority of the weight toward the front.

PLEASE NOTE: We have posted these decorative stone photos to help clients and others who are planning landscapes to see what choices are usually available. However, we don't sell or deliver decorative stone or mulch.


SHORE STONE

White gravel

#3 White gravel

1b shore gravel 3/4 to 2 shore stone
   
White gravel - 2 to 6 Tri-axle weighing in on scale
2 to 4 shore stone Triaxle on scale
  
2" to 4" Shore Stone along a house foundation
Shore stone along a house foundation

WHITE GRAVEL

Pea gravel #3 Tan gravel
White pea gravel # 3 white gravel
   
4 - 12 Tan gravel Tri-axle dumping stone into a bin
4 to 12 white gravel Triaxle dumping stone
   

Wheelbarrow Tips

  • To move heavy materials, buy a good quality wheelbarrow with a pneumatic tire, strong wooden handles and 4 to 6 cubic foot capacity. 

  • Load two-thirds of the weight toward the front of the wheelbarrow to help balance it, keeping weight off the handles. Take partial loads when moving heavier materials. 

wheelbarrow loaded with topsoil
Keeping the weight off the handles -
Soil properly distributed in this wheelbarrow

RIVER ROCK

River rock

Medium river rock or tan gravel

4 to 12 tan gravel 2 to 4 tan gravel
  

LIMESTONE

Limestone R-4
R-4 Limestone
  

SLATE CHIPS

Slate chips
2 to 5 slate chips
  

COLORED STONE

PLEASE NOTE: Two of these colored stone products (Terrapin green and Empire black) are no longer available at local suppliers and we don't know where you can find them. Also, we do not sell any decorative stone products, these photos are only provided to assist those designing landscapes to see what is often available on the market.

Arctic rainbow stone

Terrapin green stone

Arctic Rainbow Terrapin Green
   
Red Limestone 'Empire Black' stone
Red Limestone Empire Black
   
'Barn Red' stone  TIP:  Landscape fabric should be used under stone mulches, even though we don't recommend using it under wood mulches
   
Barn Red    

 


MISCELLANEOUS STONE

Lava Rock

Red lava rock

Red
PLEASE NOTE: We do not sell lava rock or any other decorative stone.

BOULDERS

River rock boulders
Landscaping boulders
River Rock boulders are usually sold by the ton
 

PALLETIZED BOULDERS

large landscaping boulders boulders on pallets

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