How to Use Decorative Aggregates in your Garden

Decorative aggregates are a great way to add detail, decoration and low maintenance features to your garden. There’s now such a great range of aggregates available, from slate, to pebbles and chippings, there really is something for everyone when it comes to designing and landscaping your garden or yard.

With their flexibility and natural beauty, combined with their ease of use, the decorative aggregate is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to create an aesthetically pleasing but low maintenance garden area. Decorative aggregates can create a stunning and unique focal point in your garden and using aggregate to create a usable outdoor space gives you a great area to enjoy not only in the summer, but all year round.


Using pebbles and gravel as an integral part of your garden design can cut down on a lot of hard work, either through reducing the amount of lawn you have or by reducing the number of flower beds. Less time spent mowing and pruning means more time relaxing and enjoying it!

One of the major attractions of decorative aggregates is that you can use them just about anywhere – in a flower bed or plant pot, to make a path or entire driveway or to decorate the edge of a pond – imagination is the only limit!

There is such a wide variety of decorative aggregates, pebbles and gravel on the market these days that you will easily be able to find something that suits both your practical requirements and your aesthetic needs, whether it be blue or plum slate, gravel, granite, or a variety of different types and colours of stone. The range of colours, textures and sizes available allows you to integrate them with almost any project and use contrasting aggregates (such as slate alongside coloured aggregate or limestone to create a fantastic visual feature.


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