Everglades recommends that our customers apply an even layer of tan river rock of three to five inches in depth so our customers can enjoy the functional benefits of tan river rock along with its aesthetic benefits. Unlike organic mulches, tan river rock does not provide any sustenance for bugs to munch on thus preventing the spread of potentially harmful critters such as termites.
|Bag Size||1/2 Cubic Feet|
|Color||Natural Beige Tones|
|Size||1" - 3"|
One of the most versatile and cost-effective materials for use in landscaping is pea gravel. Everglades brown pea gravel consists of small, naturally rounded smooth stones varying in sizes from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch and available in a range of natural colors, which will compliment any décor. Brown pea gravel is good for many applications including use in gardens and pond bedding and it is particularly useful for covering paths and driveways and for filling spaces between stone pavers.
Brown pea gravel is often used as a mulching product for landscape features. This is an inorganic mulch product that is functional while also being stylish. When compared to organic mulches such as our brown mulch, brown pea gravel is relatively more expensive, however brown pea gravel does not decompose or require replenishment every year. Additionally, brown pea gravel is not as susceptible to being washed away by rainfall or being carried away by the rain. To this end, it is vital to use an edging material that will prevent the brown pea gravel from getting displaced by foot traffic and other movements. Over time, brown pea gravel may begin to lose its attractive coloration, but a good wash will have your landscape looking good as new. Customers that prefer to have control over what enters their landscape favor using inorganic mulches because they do not add any nutrients or chemicals to your soil.
A properly applied layer of gravel at a depth of 3 to 4 inches has many benefits to the health and longevity of a landscape feature. Brown pea gravel blocks sunlight while being a poor conductor of heat, thus reducing the amount of water loss due to sunlight, saving you money on your water bill. The gap created by the layer of brown pea gravel between sunlight and the surface of your topsoil also helps inhibit the growth of weeds. A layer of brown pea gravel that is too thin or too thick can cause several issues. If the layer is too thin it will not be an effective method to control weed growth. Additionally, during the hot summer months in Florida, the combination of intense sunlight and high radiant heat will begin to essentially cook the rock and, in turn, brown pea gravel will inevitable heat up your topsoil and accelerate the evaporation process. In certain cases, maintaining a dry layer of topsoil at the base of your plants may be ideal, like in the case of foxglove. Too thick of a layer can retain too much water and create a consistently saturated environment that can cause pathogens to spread and cause root rot.
At Everglades, brown pea gravel is available in 1/2 cu. ft. bags. Buying in bagged quantities is great for when you need smaller quantities, or when the ease of carrying bags to the desired location is a factor. This product is available for pick up in-store and is located outside in the yard. Samples can be found near the counter indoors. Everglades also offers delivery right to your driveway or any other load-bearing surface in order to prevent damage any underground pipes or septic tanks.
Landscaping is a great way to not only add value to your property, but also to create a stunning space that you will love to spend time in. The addition of tan river rock to an outdoor space is a popular choice among landscapers because of its attractive and exceptionally long-lasting qualities. Tan river rock is a premium inorganic mulch product that is very aesthetically pleasing. Tan river rock is multicolored and smooth textured rock that gives a landscape a clean and tidy look. While tan river rock is more expensive than our other mulch products, their unique appearance is sure to impress guests.
A major benefit of selecting an inorganic mulch like tan river rock instead of an organic mulch is that tan river rock does not need to be replenished yearly. When it begins to lose its vibrancy in color, our clients only need to wash the stone in order to return it back to its original state. Tan river rock is famous for the pleasing shine it has when wet leading it to be the best choice for landscape features that include running water. Additionally, our customers that want to know everything that is being introduced into their garden or landscape choose tan river rock because it will not add and chemicals or nutrients into their soil.
Everglades recommends that our customers apply an even layer of tan river rock of three to five inches in depth so our customers can enjoy the functional benefits of tan river rock along with its aesthetic benefits. Unlike organic mulches, tan river rock does not provide any sustenance for bugs to munch on thus preventing the spread of potentially harmful critters such as termites. A properly applied layer of tan river rock acts as a barrier from sunlight reaching your topsoil. This has two major benefits; 1) with less sunlight reacting your topsoil there will be less water loss due to evaporation, leading to reduced watering needs, 2) the gap between your fertile topsoil and sunlight makes it very difficult for unwanted weed seeds that germinate on your topsoil from ever reaching sunlight, creating an effective weed preventative. Deeper than five inches may create serious issues in your landscape. If your soil does not have enough drainage pathogens such as fungus can thrive in overly wet conditions absorbing the nutrients of your topsoil. Additionally, overly saturated soil can cause root rot in your plants damaging sensitive root systems or worse suffocating root systems and causing plant death.
Landscaping rocks are also a great way to introduce color to an outdoor space. Everglades tan river rock will serve to add charm to your landscape and highlight the surrounding plants. If you're looking to add vibrancy to your landscape, choosing rocks in contrasting colors such as tan and black, will add that pop of color that you’re looking for, while still maintaining a classic, understated appearance.
At Everglades, tan river rock is available bulk or bagged. If you stop by one of our locations, our bulk and bagged products are located right outside in the yard and samples of tan river rock can be found near the counter. We will also deliver your product right to your driveway as soon as tomorrow!