Using Decorative Aggregates in your grounds

March 29, 2019

Nowadays, many businesses (and homes) are opting for the low maintenance grounds over the higher maintenance flower bed gardens. We have noticed over the years an increase in the use of decorative aggregates as a simple solution to achieve a low maintenance area.


There are so many options to choose from when thinking about incorporating decorative aggregates into your grounds, from beautiful natural stones, to coloured slates, and beach pebbles.


We think they are a great option for business grounds today for many reasons:


Decorative Aggregates can save you time - Using decorative aggregates, 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 to mow or by reducing the need of flower beds as a feature.


Cost - The cost of decorative aggregates can be small compared to a more landscape based garden. Due to the fact that decorative aggregates are very low maintenance you will spend less, or even nothing at all on items such as fertiliser, lawn seed or gardening tools.


Maintenance - Apart from a bit of weeding now and again the maintenance of decorative aggregates, pebbles and gravel is virtually non-existent!


Variety - There are 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 needs and your aesthetic requirements.

There’s blue or plum slate, gravel, granite, a variety of different types of stone…and all in such a variety of colours, which allows you to integrate them with almost any project.


The DIY ethic - With decorative aggregates, pebbles and gravel, you can always do the work yourself- if you are covering a small area you can transport material by hand with ease. If you have a large area to cover it can be delivered by the tonne (loose or bulk bags) and moved bit by bit. There are no particular skills required for laying aggregate, just an artistic and colourful mind!


Flexibility - One of the major attractions of decorative aggregates is the fact 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. With decorative aggregates your imagination is the only limit.


With their flexibility and natural beauty combined with their ease of use, the decorative aggregate is fast becoming one of the most popular low maintenance ways to create a great first impression with your grounds.


If you’d like some more advice on maintaining your grounds and gardens, give us a call on 02380 632600 to see how we can help.