Kona Landscaping Rock
Size: #3 Landscape Rock
Landscape Rock Supply Hawaii
Landscape gravel comes in various shapes and sizes and is an excellent complement to your landscaping project. At Soil Plus, our landscape gravel is made from 100% crushed blue rock.
Landscape rocks have various uses such as landscaping, gardening, and building projects. Some examples include using them to fill walking paths, creating driveways, and serving as a ground cover around your plants.
This article will discuss the #3 Landscape Rock, how to use it, and what are its main benefits. Keep on reading to learn more!
Kona Landscaping Rock
SIZE: #3 Landscape Rock
What Is #3 Landscape Rock?
If you are looking for a durable, multi-function landscaping gravel that is easily maintained and attractive, then you need to check out our #3 Landscape Rock.
The #3 Landscape Rock is our mid-size, “clean” landscaping gravel. At ¾ of an inch, it’s one size bigger than our ⅜” Chip and a size down from our 1.5” Drain Rock. “Clean” means that it does not contain fines or sand. It’s excellent for covering driveways and patios and adding a decorative touch to your garden.
It's also great for making walkways and pathways look nice. If you want to add a bit of contrast to your garden, you should consider using this landscaping gravel.
What Are the Features of #3 Landscape Rock?
This landscape gravel is ideal for both paths and gardens. Its texture makes it easy to clean and maintain. It also drains water efficiently and won’t decompose, so it’s a great option for areas that need to stay dry.
Since the #3 Landscape Rock is made of solid blue rock, it will hold up under constant high pressure such as constant walking, driving, and parking. Unlike cinder, our gravel products will not crush over time in normal conditions. This is a truly durable landscaping gravel that will last for years.
What Are the Main Uses for #3 Landscape Rock?
You might not think that landscaping rock has many other uses besides being used as a path or patio material. But there are quite a few ways to use this landscaping rock. Here are just a few:
Drain Rock Gravel
Do you ever have problems with your yard getting too wet? Or maybe you have an area where water collects and doesn't drain away properly? In order to minimize flooding and pooling of excess water, install a rock bed in the areas of concern.
While you could use our 1.5” Drain Rock for these purposes, if flooding occurs in areas where people and pets are likely to walk on it frequently, the #3 Landscape Rock is a more suitable size as it’s more comfortable for walking on.
When excess water hits the gravel, it will flow into cracks and holes between the stone. The result is less standing water in your yard, which will help prevent flooding.
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We all know that driveways can get pretty ugly or deteriorate over time. Asphalt or tiled driveways are nice but very costly. If you’re looking for an attractive yet cost-effective driveway material, the #3 Landscape Rock is an excellent choice.
The size of the #3 Landscape Rock makes it the best choice for driveways. The smaller ⅜” Chips are nice, however, they are likely to get stuck in your tire treads if used for a driveway. The 1.5” Drain Rock could also be driven on, however, the larger sizes make it uncomfortable to walk on when entering or exiting your vehicle.
If the area to cover is already fairly level, you could add the #3 Landscape Rock directly to your driveway. With any gravel project, it’s best to add a weed mat first to minimize the need for weeding between the gravel in the future.
However, if the area is very uneven due to holes, larger rocks, etc., then you may want to consider adding a layer of our ¾” Base Course first. Since the Base Course contains fines, it will compact better and allow you to create a more even foundation for your driveway.
For additional support, or if your driveway is on a slope, you may want to consider using a gravel grid which will help keep the gravel in place. You can find gravel grids on Amazon and possibly at Lowe’s or Home Depot.
Erosion Control Material
Gravel helps protect the land from erosion. It is spread across areas where rainfall causes soil erosion. For instance, it can be placed between two slopes to create a buffer zone.
While there are several sizes of gravel for you to choose from, this three-quarter-inch gravel size is the most versatile. Since it's made from natural stones, it will blend in naturally with the rest of your yard.
This rock is made of dense, heavy blue rock. When laid down, it prevents the soil from washing away. It does this by acting as a dam. The soil cannot move through it, so it remains in place. As previously mentioned, it’s best to use a weed mat or weed barrier prior to laying down your gravel.
Landscape Design by Gene T. Powers
Landscape Design by Gene T. Powers
When designing landscapes, it’s always a good idea to cover some of the areas in a material that requires little maintenance. Ground cover plants, such as mondo grass are attractive, yet require watering, weeding, and removal of debris.
The Soil Plus #3 Landscape Rock is an ideal ground cover because it requires no water, no weeding (with weed mat in place), and any debris collected can be easily washed away with a hose or leaf blower.
The Most Versatile Gravel in Kona
With all the benefits mentioned above, it’s easy to see why the #3 Landscape Rock is our most popular gravel. This landscaping rock will provide many years of use due to its unparalleled durability and ease of maintenance.
If you would like to see how you can incorporate the #3 Landscape Rock in your project, feel free to give us a call at Soil Plus! We’ll be happy to offer suggestions and schedule a delivery.