Decorative and practical uses for slate chippings
Slate chippings are some our most popular decorative aggregates and for good reason. Slate chippings are incredibly versatile, with potential uses throughout your garden for maximum decorative and practical benefit. Slate chippings are also available in a range of colours, which means they are well suited to most garden styles.
Border Pathways and Drives
Slate chippings are not often recommended for use on driveways, because slate is more likely to crumble under the constant heavy pressure of a car. The pieces can also have sharp edges that could potentially damage your tyres.
However, slate chippings are a perfect choice for adding an eye-catching border to paths and driveways. With the variety of slate chipping colours available to you, from blue slate, green slate and plum slate, you can make attractive combinations and patterns out of slate chippings bound to impress.
However, slate chippings can achieve a functional as well as decorative role in your garden. When slate chippings are laid on top of a weed-suppressing membrane, they can help prevent the germination of weeds amongst your plants and flowers. Slate is effective in this way because it has very low water absorption, so weeds are unable to get the water they need to thrive.
Alongside pebbles, slate chippings are a popular decorative choice for water features as they are impermeable and do not fade in colour over time and exposure to running water. This means that you don’t have to worry about replacing the bottom of your water feature often at all, making slate chippings the perfect low maintenance solution.
Low Maintenance alternative
Perhaps you aren’t much of a gardener and are sick and tired of your garden grass looking unkempt and plain, but don’t want to invest the time and energy into maintaining a lot of plants and flowers. The variety in our range of slate chippings means that you can replace your turf with stunning colour and pattern combinations to result in an attractive and incredibly low maintenance finish for your garden.