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    Pea gravel patios


    What is a pea gravel patio? Is it a good option for a patio and why do others go for this design exactly? What does it look like and what are its pros and cons? Is it a costly option?

    Asked by Charles on 22nd Jun 2021
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    Dream Landscapes

    "It is nice you can also use plastic grills to save the gravel being knocked around keeps it neat"

    Answered on 9th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Garden Services

    "I'd give it a miss, local cats will use it as a litter tray, you will forever have stones all over the grass. It's cheap that's the only benefit, it's worth waiting until you can afford something better or you can pick up pre-owned slabs for similar money.

    The only exception to the rule is for a cheap porous driveway, you can use 20mm shingle so the stones don't sit in your tyres. You will still be brushing it back onto the driveway at least once a week, the cats sometimes give 20mm a miss.
    Good luck with whatever you decide."

    Answered on 24th Jun 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "Pea gravel is a mix of tiny little stones, white/amber/yellow/black in colour, it is good for pebble dashing, adding to cement for texture and colourisation and even borders of garden."

    Answered on 29th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Prime Property Maintenance Service Ltd

    "Pea gravel, if layed to thick can be difficult to walk on, take a look at a resin covering for the gravel maybe

    Pea gravel is a cheap option"

    Answered on 8th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    R A Cummings Horticulture

    "Pea gravel looks nice if interplanted with a few ground cover plants, I would suggest that pea gravel on its own might look a little mundane except for all but the smallest areas"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    G J Groundworx & maintenance

    "Well pea gravel can most definitely be used as a good option for a patio area, it's very small thus is soft under feet for dogs and cats, helps water to drain through easily and is very low cost , a few cons are that it is small an needs edging around this patio style as it can easily spread ,which is not good if u have grass near by as that can easily damage lawn mowers an is also a pain on the eyes if your OCD .. it's a customers personal choice but there is no rule saying it can't be used for patio area or drive etc although I would personal go for bigger aggregate (stone/gravel) if was to be parked or driven on with a gravel matt to allow for support as pea gravel is very small ,when driven on its like driving on quick sand"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    CBS Builders

    "Pea gravel is a cheap way to do a patio you can use any size gravel to the shape of the patio you want

    Cheap to do depending on what edging you use"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report

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