Gray granite is excellent at reducing water loss due to evaporation due to its ability to reflect sunlight instead of absorbing the heat. A secondary effect of reflecting sunlight is that when weed seeds find their way onto soil in your landscape and germinate, they will likely not survive because they cannot reach enough sunlight.
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Gray granite is characterized by its durability and pleasing aesthetic. Granite is a light-colored, stone made up of tightly packed mineral grains that forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth's surface. Formed from the natural weathering of solid granite, decomposed granite is available in a variety of colors. Granite is a commonly used material in many indoor and outdoor applications; it is particularly useful for high traffic and work areas and it also serves as an ideal non-organic mulch.
Gray granite adds a refined and subtle element to a landscape’s aesthetic. Granite is known for its hardiness and longevity. Since granite is create through a process of high pressure and heat it is very resilient to wear. This is why gray granite is a popular kitchen counter surface, even constant contact with sharp knives and forks do not damage this strong rock. Additionally, due to its strength, gray granite is capable of withstanding great weight. This makes gray granite ideal for high traffic areas where pedestrians and vehicles will travel through. Unlike other stones that have defects on their surface that can trap dirt and other contaminants, gray granite’s smooth surface allows it to be washed in order to bring out its impressive shine. You can rely on your investment to purchase gray granite will remain pristine until you decide its time for a new style.
Adding gray granite to a landscape feature as an inorganic mulch provides not only aesthetic benefits but also great benefits to the health of your plants. We recommend a layer of three to five inches of gray granite to be added to optimize the functional benefits of this product. Gray granite is excellent at reducing water loss due to evaporation due to its ability to reflect sunlight instead of absorbing the heat. A secondary effect of reflecting sunlight is that when weed seeds find their way onto soil in your landscape and germinate, they will likely not survive because they can not reach enough sunlight. The protective layer of granite will also reduce soil loss due to wind erosion and rain runoff by shielding the soil from the impact of rain droplets.
Gray granite, unlike organic mulch products does not decompose nor leach chemicals into your soil letting you know and decide what is added to your soil. Harmful pests such as termites will not be able to spread through granite because there is nothing in that layer that could sustain them. A layer of gray granite that is too thick can cause your soil to retain too much moisture causing disease and pathogens to potentially harm your plants.
Everglades gray granite is offered in bags or in bulk. Buying in bulk can prove a cost-effective way to buy larger quantities for your project, while buying in bagged quantities is great for when you need smaller quantities of the product. You can pick up your gray granite at one of our locations or we can deliver it to your driveway where it can be wheeled to your desired location.
I made a faux river in my garden using this rock and it looks awesome! The grey contrast against my plants and mulch really makes it feel like a flowing river.