Ideas for How to Landscape With Pebbles

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Ideas for How to Landscape With Pebbles
Use pebbles in landscape design. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Landscaping pebbles are a low-maintenance groundcover option, offering an environmentally-friendly way to protect your soil and help control unwanted plants. Because they come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours, use pebbles to complement any type of landscaping design.

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Tree Base

If you have trees in your yard with unattractive or worn ground at the base, use pebbles to even out the ground. Make a ring out of bricks, large rocks or a cement mould, and then pour pebbles in the centre up to the tree trunk. Use pebbles to cover the ground on a landscaping border under hedges. This is particularly useful when grass will not grow or roots are visible. A pebble base gives your yard a polished, finished appearance.

Garden Path

Pebbles are an easy way to create a path through your garden or yard. For a simple method, simply mark off the path, line it with large rocks as a container and fill with small pebbles. Lay large flagstones down and use pebbles to fill the spaces around the stones for a visually striking look. Because a path covers a good deal of ground, choose a colour that complements the exterior of your home.

Desert Landscaping

In desert areas where the cost and water use makes a grass lawn unreasonable, use pebbles to create a smooth, even base for other landscaping efforts. Cover the entire yard in a single colour or alternate colours in waving stripes or patches. For an organised look, cover the yard in a base colour and use a second colour as a border around the house or the bases of plants and large boulders. Because pebbles do not require maintenance or watering, they are a cost-effective method for covering a large space.

Yard Art

Because landscaping pebbles come in a wide variety of colours, use them to create yard art. Make a miniature maze in your garden or design an abstract pattern that uses different colours. Alternate stripes of pebbles around a planter, create an unexpected tribal art piece in your back yard or design a monogram for the border along the front of your home.

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