Decorative rocks and landscaping stones can be used for nearly any area of your yard not only as attractive ground covers, but they serve many practical and useful purposes as well. They are extremely durable and resistant to losing color or being spread out by wind and rain. When used as mulch around trees or shrubs, these rocks serve the important purpose of keeping your soil moist and in place. They also do not typically attract pests such as termites or ants.
Gravel and rocks are a nice alternative to pavement or concrete and can be used for garden pathways, patios, or driveways.
Stone naturally comes in a variety of colors and textures, allowing you to easily add an element of character to your landscape.
Landscape rocks can be used for smaller landscaping jobs, such as a decorative accent or for mulch around a shrub. Landscaping rocks can also be used for larger landscaping jobs, such as a long walkway or driveway. Circle M sells landscaping rocks by the ton.
How much stone will you need for your landscaping job? There are several factors used to determine how much stone you’ll need for a specific area. You’ll need to consider the square footage of the area to cover, as well as how deep the coverage will be.
Depending on the size of the individual stones, the suggested depth of coverage will vary.
If the size of the stone is 1/2-inch or less, the suggested depth is 2-inches.
3/4-inch to 1-inch stones should have a depth of about 3-inches.
1-inch or larger stones should have a depth of 4-inches.
To determine how much area one cubic yard of stone will cover, follow this guideline:
160 sq. ft. at 2-inch depth
108 sq. ft at 3-inch depth
80 sq. ft. at 4-inch depth
54 sq. ft. at 6-inch depth
We recommend using our area calculator for specific calculations.
Smaller stones may shift more in heavy rain.
Rocks used as mulch tend to retain heat. This could cause your plants to dry out.
Choose from lava rock, crushed gravel, river rock and marble to create beautiful pathways, mulch for garden beds, driveways and more. Circle M carries all of these popular types of landscaping rocks year round.