Gravel and Stone Products For Sale and Delivery in the Cleveland, Ohio

Last updated: July 25th, 2022

Pea Gravel is a leading, trusted source for your gravel and limestone needs in and around the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Pea gravel is a versatile and aesthetically pleasing rock that we are proud to serve to the Cleveland-area. Additionally, pea gravel is a wonderful choice for budget conscious shoppers, with pea gravel being one of the most inexpensive options.

Pea gravel is a type of rock that has several positive characteristics that makes it ideal and suitable for various landscaping, rockscaping, and construction projects. It is commonly used across different types of projects and also for decorative reasons.

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What is Pea Gravel?

Pea gravel is a type of gravel that is formed through natural geologic processes. Also known as pea shingle, pea gravel gets its named due to its size that is similar to garden peas!

Naturally found in, around, or near the banks of rivers and creeks, pea gravel, unlike crushed gravel, is naturally smooth and rounded to the touch. Its smoothness and roundedness is due to water running over and tumbling the rock over a long period of time. Mother nature provided an extra touch to pea gravel!

Additionally, pea gravel comes in various colors depending on where it was mined. The common colors are earthy tones such as brown, rust, and beige, but more lively colors are not uncommon, including greys, whites, dark blues, and washed pinks.

Pea gravel can range in size, depending on how the rock was formed and other factors, but is generally between 1/8 inch and 3/8 inch in size. It is relatively smaller size, combined with its smoothness and roundedness makes pea gravel suitable for walking barefoot on.

Unlike minus variants of gravel, which contains jagged edges and lots of dust particles, pea gravel is quite suitable for pathways and walkways as the material is not sharp and does not contain any dust. This makes it perfect

Pea Gravel Usage

Pea gravel is a highly versatile and easily manageable rock that has applications in landscaping, hardscaping, and construction projects.

We have found pea gravel is perfect for following projects:

  • Garden pathways
  • Walking paths or walkways
  • Drain area where a gutter empties
  • Patios
  • Driveways
  • Playgrounds
  • Substitute for mulching flower beds
  • Wet areas that require drainage
  • House borders

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Pea Gravel Benefits and Considerations

The benefits of pea gravel are wide-ranging. From the reasonable price / economics of the product, to its ease of availability, we will detail all the benefits below.

Pea gravel, generally speaking, requires fewer tools to install it. Of course, this depends on the project, but if you are installing a backyard patio or even a winding walkway through a garden or walking path, you will find the product is easy to install. When installing a garden path or patio, you will need to have tools to create a boundary that properly contains the material.

Because of its roundedness and relatively small size, it should be considered that pea gravel can be incidentally kicked into lawns, mulched areas, or other unwanted areas of your landscaping. Thus, it is imperative to shape your patio or walkway area with good edging or borders in order to preserve and contain your investment.

An additional consideration when deciding to choose pea gravel, is that the product is quite durable to the elements. Pea gravel has good drainage properties, meaning that it will not retain or hold water compared to other materials such as minus gravel. The stone will drain naturally! Moreover, the product will withstand environmental elements. This means that the product will not likely crack from thawing and frosting during the winter and spring months.