How to Choose Gravel for Your Driveway or Garden

How to Choose Gravel for Your Driveway or Garden

Gravel is one of the most popular aggregates to use around the garden and driveways. With so many amazing gravel products for sale, you can be sure the right solutions are available to suit your preferences in style.

Whether you are looking for a modern or traditional layout, gravel will help create the right sort of tone. But how do you go about choosing which products are the best for your specific needs? Here, we have taken a close look at gravel aggregates we supply to ensure you make the right choice.

Gravel for Driveway

Driveways are used pretty much every day, playing host to rather heavy vehicles. It’s therefore important to select gravel for driveways which can endure the weight that comes from everyday cars to ensure you have something in place for a long period of time. With this in mind, here are what we believe are two of the best choices you can make.

Moonstone Flint Gravel

With a mixture of blue and plum tones, you will find 20mm Moonstone Flint Gravel can seamlessly blend with your current designs. We have sourced this gravel from the Oxfordshire countryside, giving you a quintessential British finish.

Staffordshire Pink Gravel

If you would like a solution that’s consistently light in tone, you may benefit from the 20mm Staffordshire Pink Gravel we have available. Sourced from the West Midlands of England, the gravel provides a striking pink hue, handing recipients compelling visual impact.

Gravel for Garden

When it comes to applications of gravel for gardens, it might be worth placing more emphasis on style rather than substance. Flower beds can be handed a wave of newfound charm with gravel in place, which will end up doing wonders for any natural features you already have installed. Do you want to brighten up your garden with quality decorative stones? Then take a look at these gravel products!

Golden Gravel

The style around pathways, flower beds and edging will be hugely amplified with the addition of 20mm Golden Gravel. Also known as Solent gold and yellow gravel, this is such an effective way to complement the fresh green tones you get from grass. Water features can also feel the benefit from this product as its prominence will be intensified further when made wet.

Self Binding Path Gravel

Low maintenance and a more rustic finish makes Self Binding Path Gravel the best choice for large-scale properties and manor houses. Its lighter tone once again helps to keep garden areas feeling fresh and vibrant all-year round.

How to Clean Gravel

Even when purchasing gravel of the highest quality, many products are likely to become dirty and lose their stylistic edge after some time has passed. Should the need for a thorough cleansing arise, the best approach would be to shovel any grimy gravel into a wheelbarrow to complete a rinsing before laying anything back down.

Gravel which has really seen better days may need a more substantial approach, in which case look into power washers. Using such equipment will ensure even the most ingrained dirt can be tackled with precision, leaving your gravel looking crisp once again.

How Much Gravel Do I Need?

This really depends on the shape and size of your desired gravel. Choosing gravel which comes primitive in size may require more material compared to larger sized alternatives, so pay very close attention to what you’re installing and take it from there.

Just like many other building tasks, it’s always better to have more than not enough in terms of materials, so if you do conduct some calculations before purchasing, maybe add a little extra to ensure you really are covered.

Contact Brisks Direct Today

Our team is always more than happy to discuss our aggregate supplies in much greater detail. Simply get in contact with us today.

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