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Getting to Grips with Our Lancashire River Gravel

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Natural gravel has never been more in demand, and at Green Vale Products we enjoy nothing more than providing our customers with the highest quality of products at some of the lowest prices in the United Kingdom. Of these products, our Lancashire river gravel is one of our most popular – and we’d love to tell you why. All of our garden gravel supplies in Manchester are of the highest quality – something that we prioritise above all else. Our river gravel is no different, but what is it about this unique rock formation that makes it so special? read more...

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Natural gravel has never been more in demand, and at Green Vale Products we enjoy nothing more than providing our customers with the highest quality of products at some of the lowest prices in the United Kingdom. Of these products, our Lancashire river gravel is one of our most popular – and we’d love to tell you why. All of our garden gravel supplies in Manchester are of the highest quality – something that we prioritise above all else. Our river gravel is no different, but what is it about this unique rock formation that makes it so special?

The unique composition of our river gravel

As the name might suggest, our gravel is sourced directly from rivers in and around Lancashire. Each individual piece will have been subjected to shaping and tumbling over the years, and this activity makes for a very consistent material. Once harvested, the gravel is filtered to ensure that the finest pieces are collected and packaged, and this is what our customers buy. This direct method of supply means no harmful chemicals, nor any risk of debris making their way in with the rocks.

Our garden gravel in Lancashire is then further checked for discrepancies, with any unwanted components that may have made their way through the filter disposed of immediately. You might be surprised to hear that even with all of these methods and practices, we’re still one of the leading garden gravel suppliers in North West Manchester – a title that we take seriously and pride ourselves on.

The uses of river gravel

Our river gravel is filtered so that no single piece will be larger than 20mm in length or width. Although not tiny, the pieces are the ideal size to suit a variety of needs; from garden spaces, patios, edges and driveways, all the way to paths or even empty landscaping areas. When applied in layers, the gravel is strong enough to support the weight of even the heaviest of vehicles, but it’s just as suitable to decorate flowerbeds, without restricting the flow of water to the soil underneath.

We have found that one of the most appealing things about this type of gravel is the varying shades present within each bag. From the softest white and ivory hues, all the way to deep browns and greys – the multitude of tones act to enhance the aesthetics of any area that they are laid upon, without detracting from other elements such as flowers or water features.

How much will your garden space need?

A single bag of river gravel is more than capable of covering roughly half a metre when applied with a depth of 5cm. For thinner layers, a 25kg bag could cover a full metre of garden space - but we also offer larger bags for more expansive requirements. One of our most versatile bag sizes comes in a tonne, and this can provide enough gravel to easily cover the largest garden or driveway.

In any case, we’d recommend taking the measurements of the area to be treated beforehand. If you’re ever in doubt you can always get in touch with our friendly team – but the easiest method is to calculate how much gravel you’ll need ahead of time. If you’re hoping to lay a few centimetres of gravel of your soil patch within a couple of metres, then two to three bags should be more than sufficient. You may find that an extra bag will help to top up the layers, and any extra can be stored for use at a later date.

Can river gravel be used for all purposes?

As long as your project is outside, then our river gravel would be ideal. Its fine consistency makes it the ideal companion for driveways and paths where cement may not be preferred; but it’s also perfect to be laid on top of soil, as it won’t detract from the water flow, nor will it sink into the compost below - thanks to its thicker size when compared to 10mm gravels.

Being one of the most versatile types of gravel supplies in North West Manchester also means that it’s used for a variety of purposes, so whether you have a garden project coming up, if you’d like to protect your softer soil from the elements, or if you’re keen to improve the aesthetics of your front drive or pathways – river gravel is a great solution; and it can last for years at a time with minimal care or maintenance beyond an occasional watering to keep it clean.

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