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For an outdoor area that combines beauty with functionality, choose pebbles

09 Sep 2020

We’re spending more time at home than ever before. So it’s key that every inch of our homes is a space we can use and enjoy. As summer approaches, why not use this time to make sure your garden space is somewhere that you and your loved ones can safely relax in? Pebbles are an easy, low-maintenance and budget friendly way to give your garden a new look.

A pebbled seating area or path is easily achievable with Central Landscape Supplies’ range of New Zealand sourceddecorative pebbles and stones. For a beautiful grey toned look try their river stones, these rocks are the most traditional natural choice for a stone garden. Pair with outdoor furniture in Resene Alabaster and fencing a coal grey blue such as Resene Mine Shaft to complete the crisp and natural look.

If you’re after a pebble with more depth look to Waikato Fleck to bring texture and colour to the garden.  A combination of warm earth tones in shades of brown, cream and gold, this popular pebble mix looks sensational when paired with bronze elements like a fire pit or planter boxes painted in Resene Horses Neck to reflect the metal flecks in the stone.

If you’re unsure which pebbles would best suit your garden the friendly staff at Central Landscape Supplies will happily help you choose the right kind. Whichever pebble you settle on, sleepers are an ideal way to create a contrast edging and keep your pebbled area tidy.  

Pebbles are an attractive and low-maintenance way to refresh your outdoor areas. Get this look at home with Cape Cod chairs in a hue like Resene Alabaster and smart grey fencing in a hue like Resene Mine Shaft to create an attractive privacy screen. With a firepit and pebbles treated periodically with Resene Deep Clean, you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor living room area all year round.

To get this look at your place, prep the area by laying a sub-base of 20-40mm aggregate and compact.  This creates a stable surface for pebbles which can be laid to a depth of around 20-30mm on top.

You can keep the pebbles looking smooth and fresh with a quick rake every now and then, it’s a surprisingly peaceful task. Add in your outdoor furniture in complementary Resene colours and just like that you’ve created an inviting outdoor space for your whanau to gather!

Top tip: Resene Deep Clean is the simple, safe method of keeping your pebbled area free from moss, mould, algae and lichen. Simply spray on and leave Resene Deep Clean and nature to do the work. Slow acting Resene Deep Clean gets right down to the roots of the problem, destroying the growth to let the remains be weathered off leaving a cleaner surface for you to enjoy all year round.

Central Landscape Supplies is a New Zealand owned and operated family business that works to give you the best landscaping products, available when you want them, seven days a week. For more inspiration and to get more of their great advice for your patch of paradise, visit their website.