Choosing the right decorative pebbles for your garden
If you’re trying to determine the best decorative pebble for your project, the best place to start is our online store. However, it’s still a great idea to come and see them in the “flesh” in our depot in Darra, where they are all available to view in the bulk bays.
When selecting a decorative pebble or gravel you must consider a number of things. Are you looking for a ground cover in a garden bed, to cover an expansive area which will be walked on, a driveway where cars will frequent or park? The specific application will dictate your choice. Decorative gravel is generally recommended for driveways or parking bays, as the sharper, angular facets will lock together better under the weight of heavy vehicles.
For walkway areas, a rounded river pebble would be the best choice. The rounded softer edges will be easier to walk on and generally in these more “feature” areas, decorative pebbles add a great visual effect. Once again, smaller decorative pebbles will much easier to walk on.
When matching your pebble or gravel choice to your existing landscape design, consider other fixed materials such your house brick or render colour, gutter or roof colour and paver or concrete colours. White and Black choices such as Winter Grey, Tenterfield Pearl or Cream Quartz can offer a stark contrast with existing landscape design elements, or products such as Nambucca River Pebble can be very complimentary to many colour palettes. Are your decorative pebbles going to be a feature or blend into the existing natural landscape?