River Rock , Natural Stone, Flagstone, Pea Gravel (2023)

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Please note that due to the inherent nature of stone and your browser, the actual colors may vary slightly from these samples. We recommend visiting our stone yard to see actual rock and their colors. All River Rock comes in multiple sizes when it isseparated. Example: A 2 x 5" will have smaller and larger rock then 2 x 5" in it. It's very important for you to come look at the stone you want to be sure you are getting the correct size, shape and color.

White River Rock 3/8 Inch
​From white sand deposits in NC yields a unique rounded quartzite gravel that's used in multiple applications. From a distance, the gravel has a crisp white appearance. A closer look shows the richness of subtle beige, blue, gray, pink and tan.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

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White River Rock 7/8 Inch
From white sand deposits in NC yields a unique rounded quartzite gravel that's used in multiple applications. From a distance, the gravel has a crisp white appearance. A closer look shows the richness of subtle beige, blue, gray, pink and tan.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

White River Rock 1 X 2 Inch
From white sand deposits in NC yields a unique rounded quartzite gravel that's used in multiple applications. From a distance, the gravel has a crisp white appearance. A closer look shows the richness of subtle beige, blue, gray, pink and tan.

White River Rock 2 X 5 Inch
From white sand deposits in NC yields a unique rounded quartzite gravel that's used in multiple applications. From a distance, the gravel has a crisp white appearance. A closer look shows the richness of subtle beige, blue, gray, pink and tan.

VA. Brown Stone 3/4"
​​​This stone comes out of Virginia and has a beautiful natural Brown color. Its irregular shapes adds to the beauty. Perfect for flower beds and dry creek beds.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

Va. Brown Stone 1 x 2"
​This stone comes out of Virginia and has a beautiful natural Brown color. Its irregular shapes adds to the beauty. Perfect for flower beds and dry creek beds.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

Va. Brown Stone 2 x 4"
This stone comes out of Virginia and has a beautiful natural Brown color. Its irregular shapes adds to the beauty. Perfect for flower beds and dry creek beds.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

Va. River Rock 4 x 8"
​​This stone comes out of Virginia and has a beautiful natural Brown color. Its irregular shapes adds to the beauty. Perfect for flower beds and dry creek beds.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

Red Brick Chips
These brick chips come directly from a working brick company so you won't find any mortar or demolition debris mixed in. These chips are around 3/4 -1 1/2 inch size and have good color.

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​​Cane River Rock 1-3"
Cane River Rock comes for the mountains of NC. Its is a mixture of Browns with dark streaks running through the stone. It is a smooth flatter stone.

​​Cane River Rock 2-4"
Cane River Rock comes for the mountains of NC. Its is a mixture of Browns and Grays with dark streaks running through the stone. Cane River is a smooth flatter stone when compared to similar stone

PA / NE River Jacks 3/4 inch
This River Rock comes from Pennsylvania and is available in 3/4 inch., If you are looking for a River Rock with color this may be the one for you. The colors varies from Grey, white, green, red and brown. Round smooth edges.
**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

CT / NE River Rounds 1 X 2 Inch
This River Rock comes from Connecticut and New England and is available in three sizes, If you are looking for a River Rock with color this may be the one for you. The colors varies from Grey, white, green, red and brown. Round smooth edges.
**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

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CT / NE River Rounds 2 X 4 Inch
​This River Rock comes from Connecticut and New England and is available in three sizes, If you are looking for a River Rock with color this may be the one for you. The colors varies from Grey, white, green, red and brown. Round smooth edges.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

CT / NE River Rounds 3 X 5 Inch
This River Rock comes from Connecticut and New England and is available in three sizes, If you are looking for a River Rock with color this may be the one for you. The colors varies from Grey, white, green, red and brown. Round smooth edges.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

TN River Rock 3/4 - 1-1/2 Inch
Tennessee River Rock is a great choice for any landscape project. They come in a variety of sizes and the color varies from light to dark tan with some grays mixed in. Perfect to use in place of mulch or for dry creek beds. **Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

TN River Rock 2 x 5 Inch
Tennessee River Rock is a great choice for any landscape project. They come in a variety of sizes and the color varies from light to dark tan with some grays mixed in. Perfect to use in place of mulch or for dry creek beds.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

TN River Rock 6 x 14 inch
This Tennessee River Rock is perfect to use in a water feature or if you need big borders. Available in bulk or 1 ton pallets.**Bulk gives you nearly 30% more stone over 1 ton pallets**

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​Super Sacks

We can fill these Super Sacks with any of our bulk products. Just chose the product and we will fill the bag and load it on to your truck or trailer.

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River Rock by the Pallet

TN. River Rock 3/4' - 1' 1/2
Tennessee River Rock is a great choice for any landscape project. They come in a variety of sizes and the color varies from light to dark tan with some grays mixed in. Perfect to use in place of mulch or for dry creek beds.

TN River Rock 1-1/2 x 3"
Tennessee River Rock is a great choice for any landscape project. They come in a variety of sizes and the color varies from light to dark tan with some grays mixed in. Perfect to use in place of mulch or for dry creek beds.

TN River Rock 2 x 5"
Tennessee River Rock is a great choice for any landscape project. They come in a variety of sizes and the color varies from light to dark tan with some grays mixed in. Perfect to use in place of mulch or for dry creek beds.

TN River Rock 4 x 7 inch
The Tennessee River Rock 4 x 7" offers a lot of earth tone colors in every pallet. Works great as a border or as a dry creek bed. Flat smooth surfaces.

TN River Rock 6 x 14 inch
This Tennessee River Rock is perfect to use in a water feature or if you need big borders


​Tennessee Weathered 2 Man Boulders

Tennessee Weathered Boulders are perfect to spruce it any natural area!! We always keep plenty on hand so come take a look. Buy the whole pallet or just pick the ones you want!

​Large Boulders
Our Boulders will make your natural area get noticed!! Great colors, shapes and sizes. Our weathered boulders range from 300 pounds to over 5000 pounds.

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FAQs

Which is better pea gravel or river rock? ›

In terms of pea gravel vs. river rocks, pea gravel is simply better known for its smaller size and ability to be compacted.

What is the cheapest rock to use for landscaping? ›

In fact, the cheapest landscaping rock is pea gravel! Below, we'll explore everything you need to know about pea gravel, including how to best use it in your landscaping.

What is the difference between pea stone and pea gravel? ›

When you compare the two, the biggest differences you'll notice are the sizes and shapes. Although gravel can come in a variety of sizes, pea gravel is typically 3/8”. It is often softer to the touch too, thanks to its rounded and smooth sides.

What is the best rock for landscaping? ›

Best Landscaping Rocks for Your Yard Project
  • Pea Gravel.
  • Lava Rock.
  • River Rock.
  • Flagstone.
  • Cobblestone.
  • Brick.
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How do you get pea gravel to stay in place? ›

The two most effective methods for stabilizing pea gravel are cement and permeable pavers. If you're stabilizing pea gravel with cement, it will hold for a while until it's eventually damaged by traffic and water exposure.

Will pea gravel wash away? ›

Water runoff may not seem like much to worry about, but even a little rainfall can wash away several square feet of pea gravel. To combat this, build your gravel pathways and driveways with a crest at the center. The gravel should slope down to the sides to promote water to run off easily.

Is pea gravel hard to maintain? ›

Maintenance. A pea gravel patio is fairly easy to maintain. To keep its surface evened out, you'll need to rake the stones back into place occasionally, but the only real challenge is snow removal.

What do you put under river rocks? ›

River rock requires a weed barrier fabric to be laid underneath it to prevent weeds and also to prevent the rock from sinking into the soil. The average river rock bed lasts 10-15 years.

How much will a ton of pea gravel cover? ›

Consult with the local supplier to find the density of the pea gravel product. In general, a ton, or 2,000 lbs., will cover 100 square feet at a 2-inch depth.

Do you need landscape fabric under pea gravel? ›

You should use landscape fabric under gravel because it prevents weeds and other plants from pushing through the surface. You can also put a layer of landscape fabric under pea gravel to provide better filtration and hydration for your plants. Keep the fabric about three inches below the ground.

What type of gravel is best for walkways? ›

Pea gravel is a popular material because it is inexpensive and comes in a variety of colors and sizes. It's composed of rounded pebbles, so it is comfortable for pets or bare feet to walk across. Because of its round shape, however, pea gravel can't be compacted into a smooth surface.

What do you put under pea gravel? ›

What Do You Put Under Pea Gravel? Landscaping fabric and sand or crushed rock (or both) are the most common. You can also use a honeycomb grid for extra stability.

Do rocks attract termites? ›

The rock or gravel won't attract termites, offers the same rain-dispersing benefits, and lasts forever. It also won't be blown away when you are blowing leaves in the Fall.

What size river rock is best for landscaping? ›

1″ river rock – 1″ river rock is perfect size for your landscape as it is still small enough for walkways but can also be used to construct riverbeds and features. It creates a variety of design options for you to choose from. 1-3″ river rock – As river rocks continue to get larger in size they remain versatile.

How do I choose a landscape rock color? ›

A foolproof way to pick a great landscaping stone color is to consider complementary colors. Complementary colors are any two colors opposite each other on the color wheel. For example, if your garden has a lot of purple in it, consider choosing a landscaping stone with more yellow in it.

How deep should a pea gravel patio be? ›

Add pea gravel to a depth of about 2-1/2 inches. Use a garden rake to smooth high spots and fill low spots as you go. Remember, the border should be about 1/2 inch higher than the gravel to help keep the small stones in place. If you need to tamp down the gravel, use a hand tamper.

Are pea gravel patio pros and cons? ›

A pea gravel patio is inexpensive, easy to install, and simple to maintain! With that said, there are a few drawbacks, including the propensity for the rocks to scatter, the possibility of weeds (if you don't install it properly), and concerns with furniture sinking.

How do you keep river rocks in place? ›

Landscaping fabric provides some traction to keep small rocks or stones in place. Another advantage of landscaping fabric is that it helps to prevent weeds from popping up between the rocks. Edging strips can also be used to keep smaller landscaping stones in place.

Can dogs walk on pea gravel? ›

Pea Gravel Is Great For Dog Runs

Be sure to consider the size of the gravel as you do not want small pieces of rock getting wedged up in their tiny paws.

What do you put under pea gravel to prevent weeds? ›

To keep weeds down, cover the entire area with landscape fabric or heavy plastic to stop weed growth. When your chosen area is larger than the width of the fabric, lay the material in parallel strips with a 3-inch overlap and secure in place with fabric staples.

Does pea gravel need edging? ›

Whether you're using pea gravel for your front walkway, the driveway, a garden path, or even a non-walkable fixture, make sure that you install an edging material to prevent your gravel from spreading far outside of its planned location. Depth is key.

Will weeds grow in pea gravel? ›

Placing pea gravel directly on topsoil allows weeds to grow. Weed growth can push some of the gravel in different directions. While this can be good for the soil, it doesn't do much for the uniform look you so desire. To prevent weeds from growing, you can dig up the first layer of topsoil and add landscaping fabric.

Does pea gravel hurt to walk? ›

Pea gravel used for a walkway provides a softer surface to walk on compared with using a larger type of gravel. Walking on pea gravel barefoot is more bearable than walking on larger rocks which some times have jagged edges that can stab at feet.

How do you stabilize pea gravel? ›

You can stabilize your patio or path by raking or sweeping the pea gravel so that it's flat again. Then go over the area with a roller to compact it. Finally, sweep in some stone dust or sand to further compact the area. For extra stability, you can add a layer of polyurethane solution or an epoxy coating.

How do you prepare ground for river rocks? ›

How to Prepare the Ground for Rock Landscaping
  1. Step 1: Remove Debris. The first step in preparing the ground for rock landscaping is to remove any debris from the area. ...
  2. Step 2: Remove Weeds and/or Grass. ...
  3. Step 3: Grade The Area. ...
  4. Step 4: Add a Lining/Underlayment. ...
  5. Step 5: Add Soil. ...
  6. Step 6: Install Your Rocks.

Will weeds grow through river rock? ›

You'd be surprised how many people are dealing with this same issue. Weeds are just so stubborn they will grow even through rock, driveway, sidewalks, pavers, gravel, and mulch. It's quite impressive, actually. The good news is, killing weeds in rocks is not much different from killing weeds in the garden and lawn.

How do you keep river rocks from sinking? ›

Landscaping fabric or plastic serves as a barrier between the river rocks and the wet soil so they're less likely to drop down into the dirt. This method works best if you're able to put the protective material down before you plant the garden, and it should last for several years.

How much will a 50 lb bag of pea gravel cover? ›

A 50 lb bag of pea gravel or 3/4 inches size gravel will cover 1.5 to 3 square feet with a standard depth of 2 to 4 inches deep. At 4 inches deep, a A 50 lb bag of pea gravel will cover 1.5 square feet.

How many square feet will 20 tons of gravel cover? ›

How many square feet will 20 tons of gravel cover:- typically, 20 tons of gravel will cover approximately 2160 square feet or 240 square yards or 200 square meters area for standard 2 inch depth. A ton of gravel will cover around 108 sq ft area for 2 inch depth, so 20 tons of gravel = 108 × 20 = 2160 sq ft coverage.

How much pea gravel do I need for 400 square feet? ›

We know that 1 cubic yard of pea gravel covers about 324 square feet at a depth of 1 inch. Divide that 324 by your desired depth of gravel in inches to figure out how many square feet you can cover with 1 cubic yard of pea gravel for your project.

Can you put pea gravel directly on dirt? ›

Don't Place Pea Gravel Right on Soil

If you are using the pea gravel as an alternative to mulch or to create a pathway in your yard, it should never be put directly on top of soil. Before adding pea gravel to your landscape, apply a layer of landscaping fabric to the soil.

What should I put down before gravel? ›

Landscape fabric is perfect for applications like gravel pathways and driveways where strength is important. The primary way to add strength when constructing a gravel pathway or driveway is to install fabric on the graded ground underneath the aggregate.

How do you prepare ground before laying gravel? ›

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What is the cheapest walkway material? ›

Mulch and gravel are the cheapest pathway materials you can buy for rock walkways, and they make construction simple, too, making them two of our favorite walkway ideas. All you have to do is remove the sod, roll out landscape fabric and spread the mulch or gravel.

Can you walk on pea gravel barefoot? ›

Gravel, pebbles, and rocks, can range in size from an inch to several inches. Smaller gravel tends to compact, essentially creating a solid surface on which you can walk comfortably and safely. Larger rocks do not tend to do this, but they are less likely to get stuck in the skin of your feet, too.

What's the difference between river rock and gravel? ›

River rock is like the big brother to pea gravel. It too is generally smooth but is larger in size. They also have more distinction in color overall. You can buy river rock in different colors: white, black, brown or a mixture.

Can I put gravel directly on soil? ›

Laying gravel on soil isn't difficult because it essentially involves clearing out the garden space, digging over the ground to stimulate the soil, adding coarse sand when necessary, digging an outside border, and laying a weed membrane over the area.

Does pea gravel drain well? ›

Pea gravel is notoriously bad at providing drainage. Because the individual stones of pea gravel are rounded, pea gravel is prone to packing together to form a solid mass. This prevents water from draining. A trench, driveway, or path where pea gravel has been used is prone to flooding and washouts.

How do you keep gravel from washing away? ›

The best way to prevent gravel washout on a driveway is to improve the drainage by installing French drains, culverts and channel drains.

Is river stone the same as pea gravel? ›

River Rock

These landscaping stones, also called pebbles, are usually smoother and bigger than pea gravel – almost the size of your palm. Their costs may vary, as well as their shades and sizes. They are ideal for creating a structure like a fountain or retaining wall.

What is pea gravel good for? ›

Pea gravel is frequently used for playgrounds, plumbing pipe beds, patios, pathways, dog runs, drainage, and many other high-traffic locations because of its smooth quality. The soft, smooth texture of the stones makes it great for footpaths, xeriscaping, and makes a beautiful border for a garden or home.

What is the best rocks for drainage? ›

Crushed gravel is one of the best choices for drainage. Use #3 or #57 crushed stone for your drainage needs. Select an angular crushed gravel—smooth stones drain poorly. Gravel between 0.5 and 1.5 inches is the best choice for drainage.

Is river rock the same as gravel? ›

River rock or gravel is round, smooth rock naturally shaped by erosion or weather as in a river or water setting. River rock does not pack and so is loose and rolls around. Its uses include drainage or decorative such as dry creeks.

What type of gravel is best for walkways? ›

Pea gravel is a popular material because it is inexpensive and comes in a variety of colors and sizes. It's composed of rounded pebbles, so it is comfortable for pets or bare feet to walk across. Because of its round shape, however, pea gravel can't be compacted into a smooth surface.

Are pea gravel patio pros and cons? ›

A pea gravel patio is inexpensive, easy to install, and simple to maintain! With that said, there are a few drawbacks, including the propensity for the rocks to scatter, the possibility of weeds (if you don't install it properly), and concerns with furniture sinking.

Is river rock hard to walk on? ›

For low-traffic areas, river rock can be an attractive ground cover substitute. While the large smoother pieces are difficult to walk on comfortably (and you should avoid running on them—I won't go into the grisly details of why I know this), they have more permanence and a visual presence.

Do you need landscape fabric under pea gravel? ›

You should use landscape fabric under gravel because it prevents weeds and other plants from pushing through the surface. You can also put a layer of landscape fabric under pea gravel to provide better filtration and hydration for your plants. Keep the fabric about three inches below the ground.

What do you put under pea gravel to prevent weeds? ›

To keep weeds down, cover the entire area with landscape fabric or heavy plastic to stop weed growth. When your chosen area is larger than the width of the fabric, lay the material in parallel strips with a 3-inch overlap and secure in place with fabric staples.

How thick should I lay pea gravel? ›

Compared to other hardscaping materials, installing pea gravel is relatively easy. Generally, you work the soil about 6 inches deep, remove any weeds, lay down 2 inches of coarsely textured base rock (also called crushed rock), and cover that with a 3-inch-deep layer of pea gravel.

What size river rock is best for drainage? ›

Larger-sized gravel will be more ideal for drainage. Stones with a size of half an inch to one inch across are the right size for blocking debris, yet allow for water flow. Larger rocks won't accidentally become compacted during heavy flows.

Does river rock absorb water? ›

River rock driveways work well because unlike asphalt or concrete, they will not split or dent overtime. They also provide superior drainage, allowing water to soak into the ground, instead of running off. Also unlike an asphalt or concrete driveway, you can install river rock gravel yourself.

Will water drain through gravel? ›

Water drains more quickly through gravel than it does through most types of soil, so using rocks to divert water helps mitigate standing water in landscapes and on walkways. By diverting water or offering traction, especially in areas that see foot traffic, homeowners lessen slip-and-fall hazards.

What is another name for pea gravel? ›

Pea gravel: also known as "pea shingle" is clean gravel similar in size to garden peas. Used for concrete surfaces, walkways, driveways and as a substrate in home aquariums.

How deep should a pea gravel patio be? ›

Add pea gravel to a depth of about 2-1/2 inches. Use a garden rake to smooth high spots and fill low spots as you go. Remember, the border should be about 1/2 inch higher than the gravel to help keep the small stones in place. If you need to tamp down the gravel, use a hand tamper.

Is river rock good for patio? ›

It can keep weeds from growing between the stones and helps keep the patio stones in place. If you have a patio with the pavers pushed next to one another, river rock works well as a border around the perimeter. It gives a little extra space and can help transition between the patio and yard.

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