Gravel (River Rock) or Crushed Rock?

Crushed rock or gravel?
Gravel (River Rock) or Crushed Rock? 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.  The various sizes are commonly known as Pea Gravel (3/8"), Concrete (3/4"), Drain (1-1/2"), and Oversized (2"-6"). Pea gravel and concrete rock are in concrete mixes.  Drain, oversize and concrete rock co...
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Featured Contractor

Ashland Brothers Landscapes, Inc., a premier Oregon landscape contractor, serves the Portland Metro and mid-Willamette Valley areas, as well as parts of Washington.  Services include creative design concepts, installation/construction (irrigation, outdoor lighting, and water features), and maintenance for commercial properties.  They seek to understand your vision with designs built for functional solutions for each specific outdoor living environment.  Only quality materials are ...
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Featured Contractor

This year's Spring Home & Garden Show ran February 21 -24, 2019.  The showcase gardens were awesome.  We are always delighted to see our customers among the exhibitors of those showcase gardens as well as other customers with booths.  Let's view the showcase garden from Edward Simpson with Mainstream Landscape. Mainstream Landscape's garden featured VLC bubblers!  Take a look at these photos and wonderful Mainstream Landscape's videos posted on Facebook.  ...
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Winterbloom founder Phil Thornburg grew up in the densely populated country of Burundi, Africa where there were few places one could go to be alone.  By arranging rocks, bushes, vines and pieces of wood, he would create a simple sanctuary… a retreat where he could observe the beauty and drama of creation without being noticed.  He found that his friends also enjoyed these places. While pursuing his education at Oregon State University, Phil realized he wanted to create a pe...
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Which Sand?

Beach Sand
Super Sand is a fine, dried sand product that has polymers added to it that when activated with water will harden up to resist being washed or blown out of joints less than 1/2".  It dramatically reduces weeds and insects in narrow joints. Gator Dust is a crushed stone product similar to quarter minus that has polymers added to it that whenactivated with water harden up to resist being washed or blown out of joints 1/2" to 4". Like Super Sand, it too dramatically reduces weeds and in...
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5-Star AB Dealer

Valley Landscape Center has achieved the highest level of certification from AllanBlock and is ready to help you with your AllanBlock project. We provide experienced staff, provide AllanBlock experts to assist you, provide gravel, geogrid, etc., provide DIY Workshops, provide rental dollies, and provide design assistance. This Dealer has achieved the following Star Rating based on the attributes and services listed below: • Dealer has at least 1 truckload (8 pallets of AB products) in stoc...
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