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Using Aggregates to Create a Space That Stands Out

More people than ever see the beauty of aggregate, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Small, medium and large-sized rocks can contribute so much to a garden. They are a stunning aesthetic addition, and they can be functional in many different applications as well. 

If you are interested in learning how to use aggregate in your space but aren’t sure where to start, stick around! We’re offering inspiration for some of the best ways to incorporate aggregate into truly unique and one-of-a-kind designs. 


Pathways are a great way to incorporate aggregate into your design. Whether you are looking for a dark contrast, like rundle rock, or something bright and easy to notice, like river rock, aggregate provides an easy way to express yourself. As working with aggregate is straightforward and endlessly customizable, it’s easy to take risks. Consider playing around with the width, length, direction and aggregate mix of your pathway for stellar results.  

Garden Beds

Aggregate can beautify, protect and shape your garden beds. You can simply line the area with rainbow rock, for example, and define the borders of different planting sections. Or, you can use it as a cover for your beds, protecting the soil and aiding in water retention. Consider using a large, pretty stone aggregate (purple sparkle rock, rainbow rock, etc.) as a front for hedges and flower gardens.

Natural Features

Every oasis and backyard getaway has a few special elements that act as a focal point for the design. Choosing the right one is a matter of personal preference and leveraging the natural features of your yard for the best results. 


Lining your pond with a fine aggregate can help with compaction, beautify the location and offer a nice calming quality.

Seating Areas

Fine aggregates are a great way to create level ground, which is perfect for seating areas. Consider a lighter, finer aggregate near your bench, log, chair or other seating arrangements. Then line it with a larger, darker rock to establish a contrasting border. 

Play Areas

A 3mm-screened fine washed sand is the perfect addition to a play area for pets or children. Free from small debris, this material is compact and easy to work with.

Decorative Borders

With all of these decorative projects comes the opportunity to add contrasting aggregate as a border material. Not only does this help segregate your yard into distinct sections, but it also offers the opportunity to add a bit of colour wherever you want. Consider using 5mm-screened sand under paving stones for a sturdier surface.