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Gravel

Decorative gravel is typically used for driveways. They are made from small stones and are low maintenance. Various gravel sizes and colours are available and can be ordered in bulk bags or standard bags. 

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  • Golden Gravel 10mm Bulk Bag Golden Gravel 10mm Bulk Bag

    Golden Gravel 10mm Bulk Bag

    £4.49 - £99.99 (Ex VAT)
    £5.39 - £119.99 (Inc VAT)
    This Golden Gravel creates a visual appealing look for any garden which suits any garden that combines yellows, browns, and creams. This 10mm golden gravel is compact in size which is based on the width of the stone. In the daylight this golden gravel...
  • Bag Gravel 20mm Standard Bag Bag Gravel 20mm Standard Bag

    Bag Gravel 20mm Standard Bag

    £3.69 - £55.70 (Ex VAT)
    £4.43 - £66.84 (Inc VAT)
    20mm Gravel available in a Bulk Bag is great for use in a concrete mix or as a decorative cover on landscaping projects. It is ideal for pipe bedding.
  • Gravel 10mm Bulk Bag Gravel 10mm Bulk Bag

    Gravel 10mm Bulk Bag

    £3.69 - £55.70 (Ex VAT)
    £4.43 - £66.84 (Inc VAT)
    The Gravel Bulk Bag contains 10mm stones in a variety of colours and shapes; many of which are shiny and when wet, glisten nicely in the light. The bulk sized bag is suitable for larger applications such as driveways and big landscaping projects. Gravel...
  • Yorkshire Cream Gravel Bulk Bag Yorkshire Cream Gravel Bulk Bag

    Yorkshire Cream Gravel Bulk Bag

    £4.49 - £99.99 (Ex VAT)
    £5.39 - £119.99 (Inc VAT)
    Yorkshire Cream is made up of cream, white and brown stones creating a neutral selection that is great for decorative purposes, such as landscaping.
  • Golden Gravel 20mm Bulk Bag Golden Gravel 20mm Bulk Bag

    Golden Gravel 20mm Bulk Bag

    £4.49 - £99.99 (Ex VAT)
    £5.39 - £119.99 (Inc VAT)
    This Golden Gravel creates a visual appealing look for any garden which suits any garden that combines yellows, browns, and creams. This 20mm golden gravel is compact in size which is based on the width of the stone. In the daylight this golden gravel...

Gravel

Decorative Gravel is typically made up of small mixed stones and has a large number of uses, including transforming gardens, driveways, paths, water features, or ponds into functional areas that look great. Gravel can also be mixed with cement as a building aggregate to create roads or hardstanding.

Decorative gravel deposits are formed naturally through erosion and weathering. It can also be produced in quarries or gravel pits where bigger rocks are ground down to create gravel. The most commonly used rocks for this are sandstone, basalt, and limestone and it is usually produced in Southern England.

Most decorative garden gravel is known as Pea Gravel, aptly named due to its pea-sized rocks that are rounded in shape with a smooth surface. An alternative decorative gravel to this is Crushed Granite Gravel, which isn’t smooth but makes an attractive patio area.

Popular decorative garden gravel colours are Golden Gravel, Yorkshire Cream Gravel, and White Decorative Gravel. Both are low maintenance options, ideal for creating gravel paths, driveways, and garden features. When selecting decorative gravel, choose a finder grade. Medium and large grade gravel is better suited to areas that may be used as paths or driveways.

Plants for decorative gravel gardens
Decorative gravel around plants makes a beautiful garden or landscaping feature. Gravel is well suited to Mediterranean-style plants, which are used to lower water levels. To prevent weeds from growing we recommend laying Landtex Landscape Fabric between the soil and gravel.

We offer gravel in two bag sizes – standard for small projects and bulk for larger surface areas. For more information on decorative gravel pop into your nearest Howarth branch and our friendly teams will be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much gravel do I need?
To work out how much gravel you will need, first start by measuring the length and width of the area in feet and multiply the figures together. Multiply your area figure by the depth of the gravel that you wish to use. If your depth is in inches, divide it by 12 first. You now have the cubic feet volume figure.
How deep should gravel be?
You would usually lay a 10mm aggregate at a depth of 30-40mm, but on a driveway this would need to be at least 50mm. A larger aggregate will settle and bond together better than smaller ones.