Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Graveled gardens get a bad rap because they don’t have the lush greenery of lawns and pastures. But, the only reason this happens is most of them are used in a bland and simple way.
The good news is, you don’t need to live with that. At least not for your front or backyard.
Here are some amazing landscaping designs and ideas you can create with pea gravel as well as other graveled materials to make your yard or garden more stunning that those filled with grasses.
Graveled Garden Ideas
Pea Gravel Garden Path
If you have a lot of bushes and shrubs in your yard or garden, it may be overkill to have a lawn as well. Plus, paths are designed for walking.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be walking on gravel or stone than wet, muddy grass after some rain.
Gravel Garden Entryway
Here’s another gravel path idea. This one coming from the garden gate.
I love how the path provides the perfect contrast from the foliage and flowers. This makes for a perfect match because there are so many different colors.
The gravel bring everything together.
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Decorative Containers Gravel Garden
If you want to grow your plants in different sized containers, this is a great way to use gravel. It likewise works if you don’t have the best of soil or you just want a lawn or yard that is low maintenance.
Let’s face it, grass takes a lot of work.
This one saves you all the money, time and effort.
Gravel Garden Centerpiece
Should you prefer not to use gravel to cover your entire garden, here’s a way to place some attention for a particular area.
You can also use this for islands as well as centerpieces.
I love this look because you can shape it the way you want. In this case, it’s a circle. But, you’re free to create as you wish.
Graveled Garden Edge
If you have a lawn or backyard with grass and want some contrast or area to use on the edges this is something you can use.
It’s a crafty way to carve out some space for something and delineate the grass from a certain region in your yard.
Graveled Garden Steps
Have some steps that look like they’re missing something?
This is an amazing way to use gravel to decorate something that’s bland and needs a little bit something extra.
This design is especially lovely because it’s surrounding by beautiful flowers and foliage.
No Grass Graveled Garden
I love this look because it reminds me very much of Japanese gardens which use a lot of stone and gravel to create a certain calming look.
This is a great way to beautify your yard if you want to xeriscape or save water. It’s perfect for dry regions as well where caring for lawn can take a lot of out of you.
Graveled Garden Path with Rock Borders
What do you get when you combine small and large stones? This wonderful look.
Gravel landscaping is at its finest here as you get everything.
You have the has river-like look for the gravel path in the middle. Large, charcoal gray rocks bordering it. And, lovely greenery around it.
Pea Gravel Backyard Oasis
Got a small backyard that you’d rather use as a retreat or patio?
Here’s something you can do.
This is an amazing getaway you can create in your home. But adding some furniture as a fire pit, you’re able to create an oasis no matter where your home is located.
Graveled Garden Fire Pit
Here’s another take on gravel fire pit backyard. This one is perfect for larger spaces.
It has that campfire look that makes it cozy and nice to enjoy with friends and family on a night when the moon and stars are out.
Small Backyard Graveled Garden
My mom had a small space on the side of our house that she converted into something like this.
And, just looking at this brings back a lot of memories. This just shows what you can do with a little creativity even if you don’t have much room to work with.
Graveled Garden Wooden Step Path
Need something that will add some contrast to your garden path while still being functionable?
Here’s a great idea.
Just get dome wooden slats or piece of wood and cut them up into somewhat equal sizes. If you’re creating a straight path, then you can measure them up the same.
If it’s a curve, then make a little adjustments like this one does.
Circular Graveled Garden Retreat
Here’s another take on using gravel to carve out a space. But this time, instead of being in a border or for your patio, it’s somewhere in the garden among the plants.
This is a great way to soak up nature while you sit back and enjoy.
Want a nice space in the middle of your own backyard where you can sit, relax and have a meal or just spend some time with friends and family?
Try this gravel patio.
It’s perfect if you have some space and want to make your yard a bit more interactive.
- Pea Gravel Garden Path – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/3166662227239964/
- Gravel Garden Entryway – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2885187249828233/
- Decorative Containers Gravel Garden – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140806228122535/
- Gravel Garden Centerpiece – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/42291683988697527/
- Graveled Garden Edge – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/985231151643097/
- Graveled Garden Steps – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/55802482871544962/
- No Grass Graveled Garden – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/152559506116983136/
- Graveled Garden Path with Rock Borders – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/40813940362699953/
- Pea Gravel Backyard Oasis – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/265079128053811970/
- Graveled Garden Fire Pit – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1548181117083472/
- Small Backyard Graveled Garden – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2111131066609902/
- Graveled Garden Wooden Step Path – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/12877548922744642/
- Circular Graveled Garden Retreat – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/68741739985/
- Gravel Patio – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492649948260105/