Is Gravel good for gardens?
Keeping this in view, what can I do with gravel in my garden?
Gravel gardens. A gravel garden is a great option for a low maintenance garden. It also lends itself to Mediterranean-style drought-tolerant planting so things like lavender, euphorbias, Cistus, Santolina and Phlomis are ideal and provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects.
Similarly, how do I pick a garden gravel? Crushed stone 'beds in' better, whereas pea gravel requires an edge to keep it in place. Get some samples of gravel before deciding which one is right for your space and also consider the size. Larger pieces add more texture but are less restful on the eye and are harder to traverse. Gravel that's around 1cm is ideal.
Similarly, you may ask, what is the best gravel for gardens?
Ideally, choose your gravel to accent or complement what is already present in the garden, especially the fabric of the house and the local natural stone. Pea gravel in shades of earthy brown, honey, dark grey and deep brick red work well with most materials used in British architecture, especially period homes.
Should landscape fabric go under gravel?
For all that, weed cloth does have a use: under hardscape. It may be bad under bark dust, mulch, soil, or compost but it works very well under river rock, gravel, decomposed granite, or flagstone. It certainly does help with weeds, but it also keep mud and aggregate separate during our wet winters!