Having a beautiful garden in the backyard is everyone’s dream, but what if you only needed low maintenance to make it happen? There are many factors that affect the beauty of your garden, and one of them is making a landscape that suits your taste. Gravel is a popular choice for gardens of all elements. Gravel not only lightens your burden for watering and maintaining grass, but also environmentally friendly because it does not require chemicals that are harmful to your health and your family.
In addition to the beautiful plants and flowers, stones and gravel are part of the landscape are inseparable. You can create any landscape with them, do you want a tropical garden style or a Mediterranean garden? Gravel has many accessible options to apply to any garden design. In the following I want to inspire you with some easy DIY gravel ideas for your backyard, mix and match various gravel landscapes to create the dream garden you want!
Types of gravel
Apart from natural gravel from river and beach rocks, there are still many types of gravel that can be used as garden landscapes. Lava rock or crushed granite, gravel and even colored glass are just a few that you can use for landscape of dreams. River stones and gravel are the most common options for natural garden ideas, while the right garden schemes and paths bring a quirk to the backyard. Now, gravel is not only an alternative to filling a garden but has become a separate part of a garden landscape.
Use of gravel landscapes
For some reason, many people use only gravel as parts to complete the park and not the main element. However, nowadays there are various garden designs that place stones and pebbles as the main stars, for example, beach or tropical themed garden designs, to desert-style gardens. Gravel is not only an unappealing second option, it has now become an important part of the garden landscape. Elegant and natural, beautiful and simple pebbles are the best landscape ideas. Garden or backyard is the outdoor retreat where you can relax and enjoy the natural beauty all year round. That is why, you can create your own dream garden idea, and a gravel landscape is one of the interesting ideas.