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Pea gravel is a mix of very small stones used to spruce up outdoor spaces. You’ll find it in public parks and around commercial structures, and most commonly of all, in your residential yard or garden. Pea gravel is used for driveways winding path across your lawn but there are some alternative application for pea gravel. The following are some ideas for other ways to use pea gravel around your home…

Pea Gravel As Mulch

Pea gravel is often overlooked as mulch material around containers or garden plants: It suppresses weed growth, retains moisture, and doesn’t decompose like organic mulch. Whether you are planting trees, which require a circle of mulch between three and four feet in diameter, or you need an outline for your garden, gravel can be a great mulch replacement. From its smooth texture to its natural coloring, pea gravel provides a unique but classic look. Due to its versatility and its high functionality, pea gravel has become a well liked landscaping tool among homeowners.

Fire Pits

This decorative small rock can also be used for the base of fire pits, as well. In order to give your property a nice bump in both overall value and appearance, simply place down a circular layer of pea gravel on your lawn, put down an edge, craft a nice fire pit in the middle of your property and enjoy!

Children’s Play Areas

The National Playground Safety Institute lists pea gravel as an acceptable playground surface. Because of its relatively low cost, it is a viable option as a residential playground surface or for a public playground with low-height equipment. This pea gravel will stay secure and will not cause many slips and trips. Even if the kids do tumble they will not be harmed by an sharp edges.

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