Promote Proper Drainage
Many landscapes come with the problem of excessive rainfall and sprinkler runoff pooling in certain areas. Polished beach pebbles provide an aesthetic way to direct water where you want it to go. Whether you choose to send the runoff to a nearby drain or a home garden is up to you, and strategically setting up the beach pebbles gives you the results you want so you can avoid soggy areas in your landscape.
Prevent Soil Erosion
Soil erosion can lead to drainage problems, poor plant growth, and unsightly areas in your landscape. Soil tends to erode on slopes and in areas where people frequently walk, but you may also need to worry about this problem in spots where the soil is especially sandy or lightweight. Placing a layer of black polished pebbles on top weighs the soil down, which prevents it from moving out of place during periods of heavy rainfall or exposure to high levels of traffic, and it can also protect areas of your landscape from having soil end up where it’s unwanted, such as on grassy areas where children or pets play.
Protect Plants from the Summer Heat
Black pebbles can serve as an effective replacement for mulch. The black color allows the decorative rocks to absorb more of the sun’s rays than mulch, thus protecting plants that are sensitive to the heat. Another reason to use rocks instead of mulch is because placing mulch around the base of plants retains moisture from summer rainstorms.
Create Low-Maintenance Landscapes
Black pebbles can also be used to replace grass. They come with the benefit of being low-maintenance. Since they don’t need watering, you can save on your utility costs. You’ll also be able to opt out of fertilizing and applying weed treatments to the landscape. Once they’re installed, black pebbles can simply be rinsed off with water if they’re exposed to dirt or animal waste. They’ll also last for years without needing to be replaced.
Establish Clear Walkways
Without a clear path, many people will resort to walking on the grass. Over time, this can lead to problems such as bare patches and people tracking dirt into your commercial building or home. Black polished pebbles stand out from grassy parts of the landscape, and you can use them to fill in a walking path that people will notice and enjoy using. Using larger beach pebbles helps them stay in place so you’ll have a low-maintenance walking path that directs people where you want them to go.
No matter what type of landscaping project you’re planning, consider using decorative rocks, stones, or beach pebbles to add depth, character, and beauty to it. When you’re ready to get started on your landscaping plan, reach out to the experts at RS&P Rock Stones & Pebbles, a premier provider of polished black river rock, snow white pebbles, and a wide variety of decorative stones. To learn how we can help you create the landscape of your dreams, call us today at (866) 380-0580.