If you love being outside but are not the keenest of gardeners, a low maintenance outdoor space that is both aesthetic and simple may be exactly what you are looking for. The good news is that we know the perfect solution, gravel! There are a number of different approaches to bulk bag gravel use as well as a wealth of benefits to opting for a gravel garden.
First of all, gravel reduces your garden upkeep massively and is economical and easy to work with. Whether you are wanting to transform your garden, drive, path or pond, gravel can give you the smart clean finish you are looking for. Why not create the perfect ‘zen garden’ inspired space this year to entertain your friends and family in!
A great low maintenance solution
If you are wanting to create a functional and attractive outdoor space but do not have the time to tend to grass and other high maintenance plants, gravel is the perfect solution. It is easy to manage and requires little upkeep all year round. The only thing you may need to do is give it a clean with a hose pipe every so often to get off any dirt.
Offers you great drainage
Does your garden space become a bit of a pond when the great British rain starts? Gravel cannot retain water so provides the perfect natural drainage system to your outside space.
It is one of the most versatile aggregates
With its multifunctional nature, your gravel can be both decorative and functional! Whether you use it for mulch, paths, driveways, borders or to sit around your pond, it allows you to be creative and is often available in a range of sizes, colours, and shapes! In addition to this, gravel is extremely hard wearing which means you will not have to pay expensive maintenance bills like you do with other garden options!
An unknown security measure
Did you know that some people also use gravel as a burglar deterrent? Because gravel makes a distinct crunching sound when stepped on, it is the perfect addition to your security system. Who would not want something that’s low maintenance, inexpensive, beautiful to look at and helps to keep you safe?
The benefits of a low maintenance garden
If you simply do not have the time to keep on top of your outside space or see it as a bit of a chore, a low maintenance garden could be the perfect solution for you. Whether you are working odd shifts, spend hours commuting too and from the office or are looking after a young family, a garden space of this nature can give you an attractive outdoor area to enjoy, all without the hassle of having to prune, trim, weed and mow. So, what are you waiting for?