Below are photos and descriptions of some of the landscape materials available for installation in your project. We offer a full line of rock and mulch products for your landscape. In addition, we also offer many hardscape products such as: retaining wall block, patio pavers and bullet edger’s. We have access to most any type of landscape product. If you do not see something listed below, be sure to give us a call. We have the ability to special order products that are not commonly found in our region. If you need help designing your landscape, let one of our landscape designers come up with some creative solutions for your project.
This river rock product consists of material that is around 1/4″ in size. This is the easiest river rock product to install because of its small size, but it is the least practical. Since the product is so small it does not work well in most landscape applications. You will find yourself picking this product out of your grass on a regular basis. In the right environment, this product can work fine.
Small River Rock
Small river rock is one of the most popular landscape products used in eastern Iowa. This product generally ranges in size from 3/4″ up to 1 1/2″ rock. Since this rock is smaller than larger river rock, it is easier to install. Depending on the river vein that the rock is pulled from, you may see white, brown, grey and reddish colored rock. Small river rock works well as a ground cover in your landscape beds. This product stays in place much better than pea gravel, but it still can work its way out of your landscape bed.
Large River Rock
Large river rock is a popular landscape product used in the installation of landscape beds. This river rock products usually ranges in size from 1 1/2″ up to 3″ rock. Large river rock does a better job of staying in place after an installation. Depending on the river vein that the rock is pulled from, you may see white, brown, grey and reddish colored rock. Large river rock works better than small river rock on areas with a slight hill or abundant water drainage.
Pond rock is commonly used for water features or high erosion areas. The colors of this rock are the same as the other river rock products. Pond rock is usually 6″ to 12″ in size. Pond rock is usually never installed in landscape beds because of its massive size. Pond rock resembles that of small boulders.