One of the most apparent benefits of using dry materials for garden flooring is that it allows us to delimit spaces very well and create unique and highly creative designs.
For those of us who are dedicated to the decoration and creation of gardens, the use of aggregates opens up a wide range of possibilities when choosing the design that best suits the characteristics of the garden or exterior in question.
Arid soils are ideal as a landscape resource. Materials such as gravel or pebbles are natural decorative elements that offer spectacular results in any garden’s design, whether exterior or interior. It is a decoration option that is easy to maintain and install, in addition to allowing you to save a great deal of water.
Some of the benefits of using dry materials for the garden:
- Its use helps protect the soil in your garden from sudden temperature changes and also helps to moisten the soil.
- It combines very well with trees and plants of any kind, and its wide variety of colors and textures allows great versatility, which is why they are ubiquitous in garden design.
- It adjusts to uneven terrain, both in large and small gardens.
Types of arid soils for the garden
There are quite a few options when it comes to using landscaping aggregates to decorate or create the design of your garden, thanks to its wide range of colors, sizes, textures, and styles. That is why in this article, we want to tell you about the most common or those that are in tremendous demand.
As we already mentioned in this previous article about the boom in the use of gravel for garden decoration, gravel offers much play and a variety of possible designs for your garden with different textures, colors, and shapes. In addition, one of its main attractions is the low maintenance that the use of this dry material requires.
Pebbles are one of the most used aggregate materials (along with gravel), as they are versatile decorative stones that can complement or delimit any corner of the garden or outside. They are widely used to draw paths outside or create various shapes in specific areas of the garden.
Unlike gravel, these are larger stones that have been shaped naturally and, thanks to their rounded shape, make them very useful in any space.
Rockeries and Decorative Bowls
Decorative garden bowls are large rounded rocks or stones (similar to the shape of a bowl, hence its name). Their use is becoming more common every month thanks to their great versatile power, capable of playing with various colors.
Decorative bowling pins are ideal for designing gardens in large spaces and can be used in interior and exterior designs.