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How slate chippings can help you revamp you garden

By Cathryn Robson on 04/11/13 in: For The Garden

Everyone's garden could do with a spruce-up now and again, but it's hard to know where to start. There are many different things you can do to your garden to make it look its best. Slate chippings and decorative aggregates can smarten up your garden and can also be used as a component in other larger projects.

Develop Your Driveway

Putting down some fresh aggregate on your driveway will leave it looking smart and presentable. As driveways are usually at the front of the house, they are the first thing any visitors will see, so you want yours looking neat to make a good impression. Slate chippings will do the job nicely, but other stones such as basalt, granite and limestone are also ideal for driveways.

Put in a Pond

A pond can make a really lovely addition to any garden. Not only do ponds look great, but they also attract more wildlife to your garden, so they're perfect for the nature lover. If you want to put in a pond, you'll need an aggregate such as slate chippings to line the bottom. Ponds are fairly easy to install yourself, with a little bit of elbow grease, but there are also plenty of companies who can help you out and make one for you.

A Rockery

Rockeries are another great option if you're trying to give your garden a new lease of life. While they might seem a little archaic, rockeries are coming back into vogue and can add a whole new dimension to your outside space. You'll need a range of different stones — both large and small — to give your new rockery a multi-dimensional look.

The last thing you want is for it to look boring. Your choice of rocks might depend on the plants you want to put amongst them or perhaps just on personal preference.

Stones4Homes sell a wide range of slate products and decorative aggregates for all your garden needs and are also rock salt suppliers. Delivery is available all across the country, but you can also visit the Selby Depot to take a look at the products. Should you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact the team.