5mm Blue Crush Gravel
What is 5mm Blue crush gravel?
It is a crushed gravel that hs been washed and screened. It is blue, terracotta and cream in colour and is sourced locally from Mt. Cotton.
What are it's uses?
5mm Blue crush gravel can be used for many landscaping jobs around the home, such as: drainage, paths, driveways, around pipes in trenches garden beds, in the tops of pots, even fish tanks. You are really only limited by your imagination!
If it is to be used for decorative purposes we suggest laying it down, levelling it and then giving it a light hose off. It has been washed, but due to the nature of quarries, it will still carry a little dust.
How do I calculate how much I need?
Measure the area you need to cover or fill with 5mm Blue crush gravel. Say for example, you are going to use it for a pathway at the side of your house and the area is 12m long by 2.5m wide and 100mm deep. The calculation would be:
Formula: Length (m) x Width (m) x Depth (m) = m3
12 x 2.5 x 0.100 = 3
That means that you require 3m3 of 5mm Blue crush gravel for this path.
Anything else to consider?
One thing we would suggest is to put weedmat underneath your stones or gravel, especially if you are using them for a path. As well as preventing unwanted grass or weeds from growing into your stones or gravel, it provides a barrier between the gravel and the soil beneath. Without the application of weedmat, overtime, the stones are pressed into the soil beneath, making the path muddy and unattractive. This would then require all of the stones to be relaid.
We suggest weemat and not plastic as a barrier, as weedmat allows water to penetrate to the ground below.
We would also recommend that you edge the area containing the stones or gravel. Depending on the situation, this will prevent soil or grass contaminating your newly beautified area.