Moonstone gravel may not be made from moon dust but it offers a magical and unique feel to any exterior space.
It is also extremely hard wearing and it can easily withstand the weight and passage of vehicles on it without crumbling or flying in to the air and trying to wedge into wheels.
Moonstone gravel is made from Thames Valley Flint and is attractive, it contrasts black and white, brown, stone and beige for maximum appeal and if buying locally sourced materials is important to you then Moonstone couldn’t be closer if you’re in the Reading area. It is sourced from Newbury and Thatcham.
It can be used for:
- Edging borders.
- Around drainage pipes.
- Anywhere else you can think of!
If you intend to use it widely in your landscaping scheme and you need a bulk order it’s best to try and get stock from the same batch of Moonstone so that there is a lesser chance of the gravel stones looking different. Different sources and batches can impact on the shading and colour definitions.
Moonstone has the wow factor. It is a natural product which is naturally pleasing. The colour palate delivers character to your garden so for more contemporary designs in which muted stone colours and old chippings wouldn’t work as well this is excellent, particularly if you are aiming for a monochrome design.
Maybe there’s a corner of your garden that needs a little dash of energy and Moonstone gravel will be able to adorn the space inexpensively and effectively.
Stockists like Rivar Sand and Gravel who have bases in Thatcham, Tadley and Windlesham have worked with this local stone for a number of years and are familiar with its characteristics. They will also offer wise advice on how to lay the gravel, how deep it should be and where it shouldn’t be placed. For example, if you are hoping to use the gravel in a pond then this may not be the right product for you. Experts will refer you to a more viable product.
Moonstone is stocked in 10mm and 20mm sizes and several retailers keep a supply in store so that DIY projects aren’t hampered by delays and waiting for deliveries. For larger orders it’s best to discuss your requirements with the supplier, they will frequently offer bulk bags or loose loads tipped on site.
If you believe that Moonstone won’t captivate you and that a more muted colour selection is required with a natural appearance then that won’t pose a problem. Old Chippings also known as Cotswold Buff, South Cerney gravel and Cotswold Chippings are easily available and locally quarried.
They are as delightful as the Moonstone gravel. You could say that they all boast their own personalities, just like you and your outdoor space.
If this has whetted your appetite, then please don’t delay. Investigate your gravels today and set to work on your landscaping.