Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Outdoor Inspiration with Low Maintenance Pea Gravel

Now that spring has finally sprung, we love the idea of using pea gravel in low maintenance landscape design. Often seen embedded into concrete, pea gravel consists of small, rounded stones of different colors and pea sizes. Besides their earthy beauty, pea gravel patios boast several other features: Cost (less expensive than other materials and lends itself to a do-it-yourself project), Drainage (helps prevent erosion since water soaks right through into the ground) and Maintenance (with an occasional need to rake the stone back into place, it is fairly easy to maintain). Here are our favorites:

Image via: One Joe A. Gayle, Two Scot Eckley, Three and Four Debora Carl

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