Maintaining your home requires several tasks, and one of these tasks is improving the beauty of your property. The exterior of your home should receive considerable care and attention. Improving your landscape helps boost the lure of your home. In this regard, you have the option to choose the correct material for your yard. For beginners, grass and gravel are the two best options.
Check out the overviews below to be able to choose the right one for your yard.
Gravel is made of small rocks of several mineral makes such as dolomite, limestone or quartz. It also has two main kinds like washed stones and manufactured rocks. Washed stones are smooth, oblong or round in shape, which makes it more decorative. The most popular is the pea stone, which has different shades like yellow, crimson, brown and off-white. Man-made rocks have sharp edges because of the crushing method they underwent. They are durable since they can support weight of cars. Granites are the most popular man-made utility gravel. Others include creek, rock bank gravel and pay dirt.
Prices of gravel range from $50 to $80 and $25 to $50 per ton. A ton can cover up from 30 to 100 square feet of land. Gravel can be used in many ways as fillers for driveways, pathways or plant beds. Most homeowners in cold-climate opt for putting gravel in the yard since it can help in maintaining the correct temperature and moisture of the plants. It is low in maintenance like clearing off debris and removing underneath weeds.
Grass is usually classified in two categories known as warm-season and cool-season grasses. These have subtypes like fescue, bluegrass, bentgrass and ryegrass. They can grow in places where the temperature of the soil is 65 degrees or below. Centipe, bermuda, kikuyu, St. Augustine, evergreen and Zoysia are the favourites in the warm-season subtypes.