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Choosing the Right Decorative Aggregates for Your Outdoor Space: A Guide to Gravel, Pebbles and Slates

Choosing the Right Decorative Aggregates for Your Outdoor Space: A Guide to Gravel, Pebbles and Slates

Choosing the Right Decorative Aggregates for Your Outdoor Space: A Guide to Gravel, Pebbles and Slates


Decorative aggregates are a popular choice for homeowners and landscapers who want to add a touch of beauty to their outdoor spaces. From driveways to pathways and gardens, decorative aggregates can enhance the overall look of any outdoor area. However, with so many types of decorative aggregates available, it can be challenging to decide which one is right for your project. In this blog, we will explore the different types of decorative aggregates and their characteristics, so you can make an informed decision.

Here is a list of some of the most popular types of decorative aggregates:

  1. Gravel
  2. Pebbles
  3. Slates

Lets have a more in-depth look into what these aggregates offer.

Gravel is a popular choice for driveways, paths, and garden borders. It is available in various sizes, shapes, and colours, making it easy to find a type that complements your landscape design. Gravel is an affordable and low-maintenance option that allows water to drain freely, preventing flooding and erosion. However, it can be challenging to walk on gravel without shoes, and it tends to scatter, so it requires periodic raking to keep it in place.

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Pebbles are small, rounded stones that come in a variety of colours, such as white, beige, grey, and black. They are ideal for creating a natural, beach-like feel to your outdoor space. Pebbles are perfect for decorative accents around water features, such as ponds or fountains, and they also make a great addition to gardens and walkways. Pebbles are easy to maintain and do not scatter, making them a perfect choice for areas with high foot traffic.

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Decorative slates are another popular type of decorative aggregate that can add a unique touch to your outdoor space. Slate is a metamorphic rock that is composed of clay, volcanic ash, and mica. Decorative slates are available in various sizes, colours, and textures, making it easy to find one that complements your landscape design. Slate can be used for a variety of landscaping applications, including garden paths, walkways, patios, and pool decks. It is a low-maintenance material that can withstand harsh weather conditions and heavy foot traffic. Slate is also slip-resistant, making it a safe choice for outdoor areas.

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In conclusion, each type of decorative aggregate has its unique characteristics and advantages. When choosing a type of decorative aggregate, consider your landscaping needs, budget, and personal preference. Remember, decorative aggregates not only enhance the look of your outdoor space but also provide functionality and durability. So, choose wisely and enjoy the beauty of your new outdoor oasis for years and years to come!

Here at Ashbrook Roofing we offer a large range of decorative aggregates. We also offer 20kg bags for those that are just topping up areas and doing small areas, however we do also offer bulk bags at 850kg-875kg for those people that need a large quantity.

So why not have a look at the decorative aggregates that we sell by clicking here, for any questions you may have get in touch with our customer service desk at 01629 732988  and we are happy to help.

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