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Create Features With Moonstone Gravel

Moonstone Gravel, A Unique Blend of Chippings

Moonstone Gravel, Gravel Suppliers Tadley, Decorative Chippings

Moonstone Gravel Features

Moonstone gravel is often chosen for its rustic, black and white or multi-tonal finish. It's formed of quarried stone, often flint and incorporates whites, greys, blacks and sometimes browns. Moonstone lends itself well to many homes, particularly ones near the coast or in the countryside. It's also seen everywhere on driveways thanks to its durability and ability to stay in place. It's also, however, a great choice for garden features. Read on to find out how you can make a better garden feature using moonstone gravel.

Water features

Moonstone gravel has the look of a Suffolk pebbled beach, not the softened roundness of the pebbles perhaps, but certainly the richness of the grey, black and white colours that you see there. That makes it ideally suited to use around water features such as a fountain or pond. It is actually the very fact that moonstone is not rounded which makes it such a good choice for garden water features; the gravel is more likely to lock together and stay in place and less likely to end up in the middle of your lawn and get under the mower. As well as water features, moonstone decorative chippings also looks good surrounding stone plant pots or statues.


Using gravel on bedded areas in the garden is ideal for low-maintenance plants that can sustain themselves without a top layer of soil. Drought-tolerant plants like those found in the Mediterranean are ideal for a gravel bed; these include euphorbias, santolina and lavender. Gravel should ideally be placed on sandy, grainy soil and in the sunny patches of the garden that these Mediterranean plants thrive in. Landscape fabric under the gravel can help control weeds, although weeds tend to calm down after the first couple of years.

Nooks and crannies

Moonstone gravel is the ideal solution for garden nooks and crannies that doesn't sustain grass or plants very well and cannot accommodate tiles or decking. Moonstone, with its varied colours and sizes, is a great choice for these small feature areas.

Raised beds

Gravel can also be placed around raised beds to make accessing them less muddy or slippy and generally easier to maintain. This is perfect for small gardens and for those that want plants but want them in a small managed area. Because moonstone is so versatile, it can be used on small gravel pathways around a raised bed in a way that decking or path tiles simply couldn't be used.

As you can see, moonstone gravel is more than just a driveway or path filler, it can bring a new lease of life to water features or other areas of your garden and is highly durable and low in maintenance. As moonstone gravel comes in a choice of sizes, usually in a choice of 10 or 20 mm, it can be applied to a variety of projects. Whether you want to lay a gravel bed, frame a statue or simply fill an awkward corner, this versatile, hard-wearing and beautiful flint gravel is a great choice.

Get the garden of your dreams with moonstone gravel from Rivar Sand and Gravel. Call us today to find out more.

Locations we cover:

(From our Hare Hatch Depot:) Reading, Twyford, Henley, Peppard, Kidmore End, Sonning Common, Shiplake, Wargrave, Sonning, Maidenhead, Marlow, Holyport, Windsor, Bray, Binfield

(From our Thatcham Depot:) Pangbourne, Theale, Bradfield, Padworth, Beenham, Aldermaston, Woolhampton, Bucklebury, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Kintbury

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(From our Windlesham Depot:) Ascot, Binfield, Bracknell, Wokingham, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Egham, Staines, Windlesham, Bagshot, Camberley

and everywhere in between...