Drainage–a common problem for landscaping. Building a drainage system for your garden or play area can sometimes be expensive. But, what if we tell you that the nearest shop that has garden rocks for sale is the ingenious solution for your drainage problems?
Yes, the innocent bystander you see as garden rocks or gravel can help you with your excess waterworks problems brought about the wet season.
How? It’s Soil Physics!
Unwanted water accumulation from rain or other water sources can make paths messy and slippery. It can turn your garden beds and borders into waterlogged swamps and drowns container plants. Waterlogged swamps might be a nesting ground for mosquitoes and can destroy the quality of the soil in your property. However, gravel can help you get rid of the problem. Gravel allows water to drain more quickly than it does through any type of soil.
How to Incorporate Gravel in Your Garden
Landscaping with Gravel
Landscapers might recommend putting down layers of sand and crushed rock beneath the gravel to stabilise the surface of your garden. However, if done less, it could also destroy the surface stabiliser (layers of sand and crushed rocks). Perhaps, a simple 2- or 3-inch layer of gravel will prevent any puddling and then, at the same time, avoid the possibility of the sand and rock working its way up through the gravel and giving a much stable ground for your landscape.
Gravel for French Drains
A French drain is a better solution when water accumulation is severe. This type of drain is a gravel-filled gutter that directs the water away from the area where water accumulates fast and heavy. Then, disperses the accumulated somewhere more appropriate. This type of drainage is best for areas where it is quickly flooded with water or catch basin areas.
Putting Gravel in Raised Beds
Gardeners much prefer raised beds because they can plant in areas where water accumulates. However, raised beds can pose problems too, especially those beds that are deeper than 18 inches. Beds with measurement may have drainage problems of their own as the sides of the bed impede the water flow. Putting a layer of gravel at the bottom beneath the soil allows the water to move quickly through the ground, thus reducing accumulation around plants’ root systems.
Are you having drainage problems in your landscape or property? Well, Labrador Landscape has the best garden rocks for sale that can help you with that. Contact us and let us get your drainage system started.