Gravel gardens are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners and landscapers. The one area that has seen gravel being utilised across the UK the most is the front garden of properties and homes.
At Decorative Aggregates, we have been sent various different images of our gravel and aggregates being used by our customers for their front gardens. In this blog, we look at the different options available for front garden decor and hope to provide inspiration to you, who may be thinking of creating one for your home.
Firstly, it is important to consider the benefits that gravel will bring to the front garden of your home.
As mentioned above, the variety of gravel and aggregates for homeowners and landscapers for front garden projects is endless.
The best option will be specific to each person and preference. However, it is recommended that when choosing, you should think about which gravel may best complement your home or property.
Lighter-coloured gravels such as Polar White, Cotswold Buff or Dove Grey help brighten the exterior of a home and other front garden features that may be on show such as ornaments, plants, flowers or a pathway!
Slate chippings are a super versatile aggregate that like gravel can really enhance a front garden!
Whether you're looking for the wow factor that plum slate can provide or a more toned-down traditional approach with graphite grey or blue slate, all slate chippings look fantastic and really showcase their rich colours when wet.
Pebbles and cobbles are amazing for front gardens, there are multiple colour options to choose from and due to their size and shape, they are really showstopping and add a traditional texture to the look and feel of a home.
If the more traditional colours of gravel aren't providing inspiration, then our beautiful red and green granite gravels might! We have begun to see customers utilise these coloured gravels more for the front of their homes to produce an eye-catching design.
How much gravel will I need for my front garden?
Getting the right amount of gravel for your front garden will all depend on the size and dimensions of the area you want to lay. Luckily, we have an easy-to-use gravel calculator that will help you work out exactly how much you need!
Can I lay down the gravel myself?
Yes! Laying down gravel, when following the right steps can be done by anyone, regardless of landscaping experience, for more information on this visit our dedicated how to lay a gravel garden blog!
How deep should the gravel be laid?
This all depends on the size of the gravel that you choose! We recommend that for a 10mm aggregate, lay it at a depth of 30-40mm. For a 20mm aggregate, lay it at 40-50mm. If you decide on slate chippings for your front garden, lay this at a depth between 50-60mm.