I love pea gravel. Always have. I want a pea gravel driveway like I want to be a billionaire. So freakin’ bad. Our paved driveway is in need of some love and I had hoped that pea gravel was the answer, but it’s not sounding that way.
So, I’ve been wondering how I can get my pea gravel love on. The most common sense plan would be to use pea gravel instead of mulch in our landscaping. I’ve seen this done but it’s usually in water restricted areas and I cannot remember specifics on if I liked it or not. I’m fearful of how it’ll look. The Mister is all about it as it will cut down on the need to “remulch,” but I’m a little on the fence.
via Better Homes and Gardens
The other option is recycled tire or rubber mulch. It’s definitly more than regular mulch. Still, it typically has a 15 year color warranty, doesn’t need to be remulched and doesn’t attract bugs or pests. Then, of course, it’s good karma because it’s recycled tires.
I’m leaning more towards the rubber mulch. What about it with a pea gravel border? Am I trying too hard? Wait. Don’t answer that. Have you seen pea gravel in landscaping done well? If so, bring on the photos. I need your help here.