Decorative Aggregates

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These ѕmаll stones, pebbles, аnd rосkѕ соmе іn a vаrіеtу оf shapes, ѕіzеѕ, соlоrѕ, аnd textures.

Thіѕ makes thеm a vеrѕаtіlе аnd соѕt-еffесtіvе way tо еnhаnсе your garden bеdѕ, rосk gаrdеnѕ, wаtеr fеаturеѕ, раthwауѕ, аnd driveways.

Whether уоu’rе lооkіng for a сlаѕѕіс, nаturаl look with реа grаvеl оr a рор оf соlоr with decorative аggrеgаtеѕ оffеr еndlеѕѕ роѕѕіbіlіtіеѕ fоr аddіng vіѕuаl іntеrеѕt to уоur lаndѕсаре.

Our Decorative Aggregates

Step into a world of natural wonder with our exquisite collection of decorative aggregates! From charming pebbles to alluring decorative stone gravel, our selection of decorative garden stones will mesmerize your senses and elevate your landscape to new heights of beauty.

Golden Gravel:

Add a touch of warmth and elegance to garden borders and pathways with our stone golden gravel.
Our Golden gravel 20mm and 10mm is ideal for creating eye-catching features in water features and rock gardens.
Brings a delightful contrast when combined with green plants and vibrant flowers.

Cotswold Gravel:

Evokes the charm of the Cotswolds and complements traditional and cottage-style gardens.
Our stone Cotswold creates a soothing atmosphere when used in Zen gardens or meditation spaces.
Perfect for dressing pots and containers, enhancing their visual appeal.

Grey Slate Chippings:

Pairs beautifully with contemporary and modern landscapes, lending a sleek and sophisticated look.
Serves as a durable and low-maintenance mulch for planting areas.
This grey decorative stone provides stunning contrasts when combined with colorful plants or other aggregates.

Blue Slate Chippings:

Unleashes a captivating hue reminiscent of serene water bodies with our blue slate 40mm.
Elevates the aesthetics of ponds, water features, and aquascapes.
Excels as a ground cover for gardens seeking a distinctive touch of tranquility.

Plum Slate Chippings:

Infuses landscapes with a rich, plum-colored allure that catches the eye.
Creates a stunning visual contrast against light-colored surfaces.
Our plum slate 40mm is perfect for contemporary designs, walkways, and rockeries.

 Staffordshire Pink Gravel:

Offers a charming blend of soft pink tones, perfect for romantic and enchanting landscapes.
Enhances the beauty of alpine and rock gardens, blending harmoniously with natural elements.
Versatile usage as a driveway or pathway covering, instilling a sense of timeless appeal.

Gravel 10mm (Pea Gravel):

Delivers a finer texture, making it ideal for creating smooth and compacted surfaces.
Suitable for use in concrete and asphalt mixtures for construction projects.
Our pea gravel 10mm is excellent for enhancing the base layer of artificial turf installations.

Gravel 20mm:

Strikes a balance between aesthetics and functionality, perfect for diverse landscaping endeavors.
Ideal for ground stabilization and permeable surfaces in sustainable landscaping.
Serves as a robust drainage layer in various construction applications.

Gravel Mixed 14-6mm:

Boasts a medley of sizes, granting a dynamic and textured appearance to landscapes.
Adaptable for decorative purposes, garden paths, and rustic-themed designs.
Blends harmoniously with other aggregates for stunning visual effects.

Decoratives Aggregate Bag Size & Quantity

Our decorative aggregates are available in two different options:

Handy Bag

The smaller handy bags are ideal for smaller garden projects where only a small amount of aggregates are required.

Bulk Bags

Bulk bags are generally around 850kg in weight. An 850 bulk bag is a better option for larger scale garden or self-build projects.

Quantity

You can use our calculator to work out exactly how many bags you will need to order. If you are still unsure, feel free to contact our team who will help you through this process.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

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Ordering Decorative Aggregates

Available For Collection Or Delivery

Our decorative aggregates are available for both delivery and collection.

If you live local, you can collect from us where we have all of our products on display in our yard.

If you live further out or do not have the transport to collect bulk bags, then delivery will be the option for you.

We offer a fast and reliable delivery service across the West Midlands and many locations nationwide.

Delivery cost will be based on your location, and will be calculated upon checkout.

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About Decorative Aggregates

What Are Decorative Aggregates?

These captivating stones are not your ordinary pebbles or rocks; they are hand-selected masterpieces with unique colors, shapes, and textures that elevate the aesthetics of gardens and outdoor spaces.

In their splendid diversity, decorative stones come in various types, including pebbles and cobbles, Scottish cobbles, garden pebbles, white pebbles, and slate rockery.

Each type exudes its own charm, lending itself to distinct landscaping styles and design themes.

Whether you seek a rustic countryside ambiance, a contemporary oasis, or a Zen-inspired sanctuary, there’s a perfect decorative stone waiting to unveil its mesmerizing beauty.

Let your creativity soar as you explore the versatility of decorative stones.

Use them to craft captivating pathways, create eye-catching borders, accentuate water features, and construct picturesque rock gardens.

What Are Decorative Aggregates Used For?

  • Pathways and Walkways: Decorative aggregates create captivating pathways, guiding your footsteps through a picturesque garden or leading to serene corners of your landscape.
  • Garden Borders and Edging: Edging your flowerbeds and borders with decorative aggregates adds definition and charm, transforming your garden into a mesmerizing tapestry of colors and textures.
  • Water Features: Aggregates like Grey Slate Chippings and Blue Slate Chippings lend an ethereal touch to water features, enhancing the tranquility of ponds and fountains.
  • Rock Gardens: Staffordshire Pink Gravel and Scots Pebbles are perfect for crafting enchanting rockeries, bringing a rustic charm to your landscape.
  • Mulching: Decorative aggregates serve as effective mulches, providing weed suppression and moisture retention to nourish your plants.
  • Alpines and Zen Gardens: The finesse of Cotswold Gravel and Grey Slate Chippings complements alpine and Zen garden designs, evoking serenity and balance.
  • Ground Cover for Planting Areas: These aggregates act as a practical and visually appealing ground cover, reducing soil erosion and enhancing planting beds.
  • Driveways and Path Paving: Durable Golden Gravel and 20mm Gravel create striking driveways and paved areas that withstand the test of time.
  • Pot and Planter Dressing: Elevate the allure of your pots and containers with Plum Slate Chippings and White Chippings for a polished and stylish display.
  • Outdoor Art Installations: The vast assortment of colors and sizes allow for unique and artistic outdoor installations, sparking the imagination.

Decorative Aggregate Benefits

Dесоrаtіvе аggrеgаtеѕ оffеr a rаngе of bеnеfіtѕ, including:

  • Aesthetics Elevated: The foremost advantage of decorative aggregates lies in their ability to elevate the aesthetics of any landscape. These charming stones and pebbles infuse your garden with a touch of natural splendor, transforming it into a captivating masterpiece that mesmerizes all who set eyes upon it.
  • Endless Versatility: From Golden Gravel” to Grey Slate Chippings and everything in between, the versatility of decorative aggregates knows no bounds. They cater to diverse design preferences and landscaping themes, ensuring a seamless integration into any vision you envision.
  • Low-Maintenance Marvels: Embrace the ease of low maintenance with decorative aggregates. Unlike traditional lawns or high-maintenance landscaping materials, these stones require minimal care, saving you time and effort while preserving their enchanting allure.
  • Sustainable Landscaping: Decorative aggregates promote sustainability in landscaping projects. Using local aggregates reduces transportation impacts, and their long-lasting nature ensures you won’t need frequent replacements, minimizing environmental footprints.
  • Functional Advantages: Beyond their visual charm, decorative aggregates offer practical benefits. They serve as efficient drainage layers, preventing water accumulation, and act as an effective weed barrier, reducing the need for constant weeding.
  • Customizable Expressions: Unleash your creativity and customize your landscape with decorative aggregates. Mix and match colors, sizes, and types to create unique patterns, mosaics, and designs that mirror your personality and style.
  • Longevity and Durability: These natural wonders withstand the test of time. Whether exposed to varying weather conditions or heavy foot traffic, decorative aggregates remain resilient, maintaining their captivating allure for years to come.
  • Pet-Friendly Landscaping: For pet owners, decorative aggregates provide an attractive solution. They are pet-friendly and do not create muddy patches, allowing your furry companions to roam freely without leaving muddy paw prints throughout the house.
  • Environmentally Friendly Practices: Opting for decorative aggregates contributes to environmentally friendly landscaping practices. By promoting water conservation and reducing chemical usage, these materials align with eco-conscious initiatives.
  • Instant Elegance: Achieve instant elegance with decorative aggregates. In a relatively short time, these enchanting stones can transform your landscape into a stunning retreat that exudes a sense of harmony and natural beauty.

Choosing the Right Decorative Aggregates for Your Needs

When it comes to choosing the right decorative aggregates for your landscape, several key factors come into play, and we’re here to guide you through the process with expert insight. Consider the following essential aspects to ensure your outdoor project flourishes:

Size Matters: The size of your decorative aggregate plays a crucial role in achieving the desired visual impact. For smaller projects, opt for daintier aggregates that delicately accentuate the landscape’s finer details. On the other hand, larger aggregates make a bold statement and are best suited for grander endeavors.

Harmonizing Colors: The color of your decorative aggregates holds the power to harmonize your entire landscape. Select shades that complement the existing colors in your outdoor haven, creating a seamless blend that elevates the aesthetics to new heights.

Texture Magic: Don’t overlook the captivating texture of your decorative aggregates, as it can add an enchanting touch to your project. Smooth and rounded aggregates are ideal for pathways and rock gardens, offering a gentle and serene ambiance. Meanwhile, rough and jagged aggregates embrace a bolder character, making them a perfect fit for water features that crave a striking presence.

Balance and Cohesion: Achieving a balanced and cohesive design is essential in landscaping. The right combination of size, color, and texture ensures that your decorative aggregates blend effortlessly with the surrounding elements, culminating in a harmonious visual symphony.

Guides & Helpful Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What depth should decorative gravel be?

To ensure proper coverage, decorative aggregates should be laid at around 50mm deep.

Can you put decorative stones on top of soil?

Benefits of use decorative stones on top of soil:

  • Improves drainage capacity
  • Prevents soil erosion
  • Stops soil compactness
  • Helps release nutrients
  • Helps retain moisture
  • Protects from overexposure to sunlight
  • Protects plants from damage
  • Prevents weed growth

What goes under decorative stones?

You can use a landscaping fabric or weed membrane to control the amount of weed growth underneath the aggregates.

What area will a 25kg bag of gravel cover?

A 25kg bag of gravel will cover an area or around 0.6sqm, if the depth is 50mm.

What are the best uses for slate chippings in landscaping projects?

Slate chippings are perfect for creating captivating pathways, adding texture to garden borders, and crafting striking rockeries. They bring a touch of elegance and natural beauty to any landscape design.

How can I calculate the amount of gravel 20mm needed for my driveway or garden path?

To calculate the quantity of gravel 20mm required, measure the length, width, and desired depth of the area. Then, use a gravel calculator or consult with a landscaping professional to determine the precise amount needed.

What makes plum slate an excellent choice for adding color to my garden?

The vibrant and rich color of plum slate adds a captivating contrast to green foliage and flowers, instantly elevating the visual appeal of your garden. It creates a stunning focal point that leaves a lasting impression.

What are the advantages of using bulk bags for delivering decorative aggregates?

Bulk bags offer convenience and cost-effectiveness, as they can transport large quantities of decorative aggregates in a single delivery. They also reduce the need for multiple trips and minimize mess during transportation.

How can I incorporate golden gravel into my outdoor space for a stunning visual impact?

Golden gravel is ideal for creating eye-catching features in water features, rock gardens, and borders. Its warm hue complements lush greenery, adding a touch of elegance to your landscape.

What are the considerations when incorporating water features into my garden design?

When adding water features, ensure proper planning for water supply, drainage, and safety measures. Selecting the right location and appropriate-sized features enhances the overall ambiance of your garden.

How do decorative stones differ from standard landscaping materials?

Decorative stones, such as slate chippings and garden pebbles, are specifically chosen for their aesthetic appeal and decorative purposes. They add beauty and charm to the landscape beyond the functional benefits of standard landscaping materials.

What are the various types of decorative aggregates available and their unique characteristics?

Decorative aggregates include slate chippings, golden gravel, blue slate, and pea gravel, each with distinct colors and textures. They cater to diverse design preferences, offering endless possibilities for creative landscaping.

How can I creatively use blue slate to enhance my landscape’s ambiance?

Blue slate works wonders as a ground cover, adding a serene touch to garden paths and seating areas. It also complements water features, reflecting the tranquil beauty of natural water bodies.

What are the benefits of using pea gravel for my garden’s pathways and seating areas?

Pea gravel provides a soft and comfortable surface for pathways and seating areas. It allows water to permeate the ground, minimizing runoff, and its smooth texture adds a welcoming feel to outdoor spaces.

Are garden stones suitable for both ornamental and functional landscaping purposes?

Garden stones, like decorative aggregates, serve dual purposes, adding aesthetic beauty to the landscape while functioning as practical ground covers and erosion control measures.

How can I create an enchanting rockery using slate rockery stones?

To create an enchanting rockery, position slate rockery stones in various sizes to mimic natural rock formations. Arrange them creatively with plants to achieve a charming and harmonious landscape.

What are the recommended ways to incorporate garden pebbles into my landscape design?

Garden pebbles are excellent for pathways, decorative borders, and ground cover around plants. They add texture and visual interest, enhancing the overall ambiance of your landscape.

What makes white chippings an attractive choice for modern and minimalist gardens?

White chippings exude elegance and simplicity, making them an ideal choice for modern and minimalist garden designs. Their clean and pristine appearance adds a sense of serenity to the outdoor space.

How can I use white pebbles to create a serene and elegant atmosphere in my outdoor space?

White pebbles infuse your outdoor sanctuary with a serene and elegant ambiance. They work wonders in water features, Zen gardens, and contemporary designs, elevating the landscape’s sophistication.

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