Pebble Garden Ideas

Pebbles are a versatile material to use throughout the garden and come in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. When nestled around the landscape, they help to siphon water down to the ground to prevent puddles from forming within the garden, as well suppress weeds and control erosion within the landscape. Pebbles are also low maintenance and require little upkeep to keep the garden looking fresh and tidy.

Water Feature

Create a trickling water feature within the garden to create a soothing, relaxing design. Water features are made from a wide variety of different materials, including metal, concrete and terra cotta. Container water features are an ideal type because they don't take up a lot of space within the garden but create an attractive design feature within small or large spaces. Nestled over a bed of pebbles, the water from the feature spills over and moistens the pebbles to create a glistening look to the landscape. To create the design, arrange the pebbles to mimic the shape of the fountain. For instance, rounded container fountains look attractive with a circle of pebbles below. As the water siphons over the feature, the wet rocks glisten and shine to create a one-of-a-kind garden design.

Pebble Path

Crunchy, soft pebble paths help connect areas of the garden together. Leading to a front entry or winding around the backyard garden, pebble paths are weatherproof and long lasting. Pebbles are durable to use and don't require much upkeep. In fact, to refresh the path simply lay a new layer of pebbles over the exiting design and you have an updated, tidy display. Pebble paths are also versatile and fit the style of most homes. To create a normal-sized pebble walking path, make sure the path spans at least 2 to 3 feet wide. This size accommodates gardening equipment like lawn mowers and wheelbarrows to easily maneuver around the garden and provides a resting spot while gardening. Pebbles paths are also ideal for suppressing weeds in nearby flowerbeds and can be conformed to fit any size or shape.

Stone Patio

Pebbles make ideal patios among the garden because they can be laid to fit into a small garden patio or used in expansive spaces to create a sprawling patio design. They can create a private retreat among the garden to use for outdoor dining and living. Over the stone patio, add a set of comfortable outdoor dining chairs to provide a space for relaxing. In warmer climates, the stone patio is a year-round space for outdoor living and entertaining.

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Callie Barber has been writing professionally since 2002. Barber's love for design and writing inspired her to create Design Your Revolution, a blog that shares creative and affordable ways to decorate indoor and outdoor living environments. Her articles have appeared on and Barber holds a Bachelors of Arts in international studies from the University of North Carolina.