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DECORATIVE STONE & GRAVEL

 

Often times homeowners get weary of refreshing their wood mulch every year or two and opt for stone mulch in their shrub beds. Even though the initial installation is more tedious and costly, it often pays dividends in the long run. On this page we will show photos of some of the more commonly used landscape stone in landscapes, like river rock, shore gravel and lava rock.


INDEX  
 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 do not 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 weighing
in on scale

Shore gravel along a brick foundation
"2 to 4" shore stone along a brick 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 into bin
   

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
Soil properly loaded into 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 do not know where to find them. Also, we do not sell any decorative stone products, these photos are only provided to assist clients and those designing landscapes to see what is usually available.

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 it under organic 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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mulch photos     how mulch is made

 

    

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