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Using Grey Gravel to Spice up Your Garden

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Colours have long played a role as far as moods and atmospheres are concerned, and in reality this can be just as beneficial to an outdoor space as it can internally. Your garden is often a focal point within your property and so ensuring that it emanates the right look and feel all year round is a top priority. From green grass and foliage, all the way to colourful hues emitted by flowers and fruit – it’s easy to allow colour patterns to get out of control - and that’s where turning to a reliable tone to balance it all out comes into the fray. read more...

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Colours have long played a role as far as moods and atmospheres are concerned, and in reality this can be just as beneficial to an outdoor space as it can internally. Your garden is often a focal point within your property and so ensuring that it emanates the right look and feel all year round is a top priority. From green grass and foliage, all the way to colourful hues emitted by flowers and fruit – it’s easy to allow colour patterns to get out of control - and that’s where turning to a reliable tone to balance it all out comes into the fray.

Grey gravel has been used for hundreds of years – from simple pathways all the way to extravagant water features, there aren’t many elements that they haven’t played a hand in. As the top gravel supplier in North West Manchester, we’ve learnt just how important grey rocks can be to a garden space and whether you want a stylish aesthetic to complement the layout of your yard, or if you simply want a shade that won’t detract from other features – thousands of our customers buy gravel in Lancashire and beyond directly from us. Here’s a look at a couple of our most popular products.

Our dove grey limestone gravel

Available in single bags weighing in at 25kg and costing just £3.99, our dove grey limestone is one of the most popular products that we stock. It’s easy to apply, simple to maintain and offers an incredibly unique aesthetic, the likes of which landscapers and architects simply can’t replicate by any other means.

We offer our limestone in huge batches too (over 10 tonnes in fact), meaning that there’s no garden space too small or large to take advantage of the stylish potential. Being grey in nature means two things; the first is that their tone is very neutral, with the second relating to their ability to match any particular colour scheme.

They look simply fantastic at the base of small trees, bushes and even neatly arranged around flowerbeds. They are very easy to clean, and just an occasional watering from time to time will help to dislodge any moss or lichen starting to grow. As the stones are small (thumb tip sized in most cases), there’s never a concern of them breaking down as their true strength comes from their numbers.

This also makes them ideal for driveways and paths – especially those that see a lot of use on a daily basis. Considering their great appearance, sheer versatility and incredible durability – you’ll begin to understand why so many home owners turn to us for all of their gravel supplies in Manchester.

Our blue slate

Although its name may suggest a blue nature, in reality our blue slate is actually fairly grey – the blue hue within its composition is certainly an appealing element, however. Each piece measures roughly 40mm, making the slate ideal for driveways, paths, gardens and flowerbeds. Slate itself is full of minerals. This makes the rock particular useful for avid gardeners hoping to make the most of dual purpose resources; the first use being to improve the aesthetic of any area that comes into contact with the gravel, and the second relating to the minerals that run into the roots from the slate itself.

Although slate may be readily available in the natural world, the truth is that this untreated slate will often lack in quality. At North West Aggregates, we source our slate from the most reliable sources – with each bag being checked for quality. You wouldn’t believe how extensively we pride ourselves on the quality of our slate, especially when looking at our very affordable prices.

The truth is that there’s no more consistent, affordable blue slate in Manchester or further afield – and that’s why thousands of customers come to us each year to make an order via our online store. What’s even greater is that you can purchase smaller bags (that still weigh in at a hefty 25kg) as well as larger quantities that go well beyond 10 tonnes – although you should get in touch with us to fulfil orders of these sizes.

Whether you’re in need of a few bags of slate for a garden project in preparation for the summer, or if you are keen to get your hands on a tonne of dove limestone to fill in those expansive plots around your garden – take a look at what we have to offer and you’ll be astounded at just how low our prices are for the level of quality.

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