Are you looking for ways to spice up the design of your garden? With summer soon approaching, you may have already begun to dream of time spent outside catching the sun in your garden. Unfortunately, you may have also had a look outside and been met with pure disappointment. Luckily, there is plenty of time to work on the design of your garden in time for summer.

One great way to help create a uniform and elegant feel to your garden are by using aggregates. Aggregates are incredibly versatile, with the ability to be used in a variety of construction projects. Using aggregates in your garden also comes with a huge range of benefits. In this article, we will be going through a few ways that aggregates would be well suited to your garden. 

Aggregates are Great for Drainage

Whether we like it or not, the UK can often be pretty miserable and wet, even at the height of summer. For this reason, it is important that your garden is protected from flooding. Whereas a pavement can become saturated very quickly, aggregates allow the water to run all the way to the ground. Aggregates are also great when they are compared to an all-natural garden. Walking on grass after a huge storm can ruin your grass. This can also happen very often if you own a pet. 

They are Perfect for Creating Paths

If your garden is on the smaller side, you may find that by using aggregates, you can cover a large proportion of your garden. On the other hand, if you own a much larger garden, you may find that aggregates could be more effective to create a path through your garden. Creating a path like this is a great way to bring some more life to your garden. Not only does it create an incredible contrast between the natural feel of your garden, but it also is practical, allowing you to access the whole of your garden when the weather is less than perfect. 

Even if you do not wish to create a path with aggregates, they can also be used to divide certain areas in your garden. This can be pleasing from a completely aesthetic perspective. One example where this can be utilised effectively is in order to separate areas in your flower beds. You could also use aggregates to create patterns in any way that you wish, from concentric circles to much more elaborate designs. 

Garden Control

Aggregates can also be an effective way to control the growth of weeds in your garden. On top of this, they will also stop the need to mow the lawn if you choose to replace your grass with aggregates. If you do not have much spare time then this could be a great option. Some people may prefer the feel of a purely natural garden, but if you like the uniform aesthetic then aggregates could be the right choice for you. 

Making your Garden Neat and Tidy

If you have patio slabs in your home then you may find the edges can become messy over time. Aggregates are perfect for filling in any awkward gaps and creating a very neat and professional finish. With a wide range of aggregates available and many colours to choose from, aggregates are an incredibly flexible solution. If you are interested in aggregates in Bristol, Wrings Builders Merchants are the number one choice. 


So if you are looking for ways to spice up your garden, before summer this year, aggregates are an incredible tool. Make sure to look at a variety of different gardens to gain some much-needed inspiration.

Sarah Wirth

Sarah Wirth works for Wring Builders Merchants as a marketing specialist.