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The Many Uses of Sand, Stone and Gravel

There are many different uses for Sand, Stone and Gravel. We touch on some in our latest blog.

The Many Uses of Sand, Stone and Gravel

Posted on - 13.10.23

When it comes to landscaping and construction projects, there is bound to be some form of sand, stone or gravel used. They are not only perfect for functionality, but they are also perfect for decorative purposes. These natural materials are the backbone to outdoor design by offering multiple uses. In this article, we take a closer look and discuss each use in more detail.


Landscaping often begins with the garden, where sand, stone and gravel play a vital role in creating picturesque outdoor spaces. Pebbles and decorative gravel can be used to define pathways and borders, while ornamental stones add character and charm. With a wide range of sizes, shapes and colours available, these materials provide endless possibilities for creating a bespoke garden design.

Pathways & Patios

Whether you're building a path around your home or a patio in your backyard, you will need to use durable materials. Sand and gravel, often mixed with concrete or resin, provides a solid base for your outdoor walkways. Decorative stone and gravel, on the other hand, offer a visually appealing surface that complements the overall design.


For driveways that stand the test of time and the unpredictable British weather, aggregates such as crushed stone and gravel are essential. They provide a stable, permeable surface for vehicles while leaving a rustic and inviting look. Combining functionality and visual appeal, these materials are a popular and cost-effective choice for most homeowners looking to make a statement with their driveways.

Weed Control

One of the biggest challenges among gardeners is weed control. Decorative gravel and stone provide the ideal solution. When spread across the soil's surface, it creates a natural barrier against any weed growth. Not only does it help slow down the rapid growth of weeds and reduce the need for chemical weed killer, but also adds a polished appearance to your garden.


Unfortunately, the UK is a place known for its frequent rainfall, so the installation of drainage systems is crucial. Sand, gravel and stone can be incorporated into soil to enhance its drainage properties. These materials help prevent waterlogging, ensuring that your plants receive the right amount of moisture. Additionally, stones and pebbles provide natural drainage, allowing rainwater to run off. 

Decorative Gravel and Building Aggregates At D Price & Sons 

With many purposes, you may find yourself looking for quality sand, stone and gravel. D Price & Sons is a Longton based supplier of decorative gravel and building aggregates for all your DIY landscaping and construction projects. From building sand to limestone, we have a wide range to choose from. Available to purchase in 0.85 cubic metre bulk bags. We also offer standard and free local delivery for orders over £150, as well as a click and collect service for your convenience. For any questions, please contact us

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