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Gravel in Edmonton, Alberta

Enhance the beauty of your outdoor space with a range of decorative landscaping rocks and gravel from Edmonton's Tee Bar Sod Farms. They are a smart alternative to grass and mulch. Inorganic materials like river rocks, pea gravel and crushed granite can be an elegant complement to your landscape and boost your curb appeal. 

Gravel can be used to incorporate intricate designs to your landscaping, such as using it in small amounts around potted plants to create a shimmering brilliance. If fountains are part of your landscaping, the use of gravel can elevate its look.  

Along with adding subtlety to smaller ideas, gravel can be used to spruce up your walkway or driveway. A gravel driveway can be a cost-effective option compared to asphalt, concrete or pavers. It can be crushed and used in a concrete mixture, providing some traction to the drive. The many colours available when choosing gravel provide ample variety of choices when it comes to matching the driveway with your home and landscaping colours. 

What's more, lower maintenance lawns are gradually becoming popular. And to start your own low-maintenance lawn with minimal grass coverage, you can use gravel and stone as an alternative. Replenishing the crushed stones and sand used as alternative coverage every few years can serve you for decades. 

You can also try our exquisite lava rock or glass gravel. They are visually appealing and stand out from other inorganic mulching materials. 

Are you ready to get started? Place your order today! For your convenience, we offer delivery 7 days a week within the Edmonton area.

Mix with Larger Natural Rocks

Are you planning on creating a large pathway that winds through your commercial or residential property? Try integrating gravel with other stones. It is not only cost-effective, but it also adds a nice earthy touch to it.

When creating a stone-paved pathway, a combination of pavers with larger, natural rock and pebbles can give texture to your landscape. Moreover, the non-uniformity of the rocks adds more to the natural look. In nature, rocks and pebbles typically come in a variety of colours, sizes and shapes. You can create a unique work of art with careful selection and placement of the rocks on your pathway. 

Furthermore, gravel and smaller stones can be paired with larger stones when creating fountains, waterfalls and dry river beds. It’s perfectly okay to mix and match gravel with other decorative landscaping rocks in order to add visual interest to your property. You can even use it to create a border of natural stone and then fill in the path with gravel. This will make larger areas stand out while still working well with your drainage system.

Advantages of Using Gravel

Using gravel can offer you the following benefits:

  • Gravel is a very cost-effective and versatile paving material that meets many of the requirements for landscaping and pathways. They are also very easy to spread and maintain. 
  • Evaporation from the soil surface can be minimized by the use of gravel, for which it can be used as an effective mulch substitute for plants. 
  • Gravel can also be a good substitute for bark mulch. It keeps the soil cool and moist throughout the summer. It also makes removing weeds easy.
  • Gravel can also be used in areas where you want to minimize soil erosion. 
  • Landscaping gravel also provides much-needed drainage for plants so that water doesn’t collect around the roots.

Know Your Gravel

There are two types of gravel: scrabbled stone and pebbles. Scrabbled stones are man-made rocks that are sharp, crushed gravel with irregular edges. Pebbles are round stones usually from the river or sea.

Gravel can range in size, from granule- to boulder-sized fragments. Our staff at Tee Bar Sod Farms can help you decide which one is the perfect gravel for your landscaping needs. If you have a high-traffic area, such as a walkway or patio, the man-made crushed rock is typically preferred as it blends well together and offers a stable surface to walk on. And if you are interested in a more attractive alternative for a low-traffic area, you should consider the smoother river rock. Keep in mind it will be less stable under your feet.

Glass gravel is also very attractive when used in landscaping. It is made of recycled glass and does not have sharp edges. It is available in a variety of tint and finishes. Glass gravel also creates a non-skid environment, and it adds a brilliant use of light to your pathway. This dazzling display can even be used as a natural deterrent to slugs and cats.

Lava rock is also a good option for landscaping. It is generally red or black in colour and is porous in nature. It is also lightweight compared to other types of gravel. These types of rocks do not require frequent replacement. Select lava rocks in areas where you want minimal maintenance and plan to grow native or low-maintenance perennial shrubs and trees.

Tips on Installing Gravel

Many landscape designers and contractors have a preferred method on how to install gravel. Regardless, a layer of landscaping fabric should always be laid down before you add the gravel. This will help stunt the growth of weeds and plants that could otherwise destroy the beauty of the gravel and displace it. Many professionals may prefer to excavate and then layer the area with crushed rock, sand and gravel. Others may choose a simpler method of laying a two- or three-inch layer of gravel directly on compacted soil that has been cleared of weeds and other debris. Different installation methods may be required depending on your application.

If you are looking for a variety of gravel and decorative landscaping rocks for your outdoor space, you have come to right place. At Tee Bar Sod Farms, we provide quality gravel and other landscaping products to help you create your dream garden. For further information, contact us or visit us to see our full selection of products.

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14640-137 Ave NW,

Edmonton, AB

T5L 4P3



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