Are you looking for a great company to supply you with all of the landscaping materials for a job well done? Kelowna Sand and Gravel offer a variety of materials to get the ball rolling on your latest outdoor projects. We have a selection of rocks in all shapes, sizes, and colours to fit your commercial or residential needs. From family homes to outdoor public spaces, there’s a perfect rock for everyone here at Kelowna sand and gravel.
Keep the weeds down.
There’s nothing like rocks to keep the weeds out and garden beds looking clean. Our company sells several types of rocks to ensure a manicured look whatever the project may be. From mountain ash, to granite, you’re sure to find the right landscaping materials when you visit Kelowna Sand and Gravel.
1” and 2” rocks are perfect for a low maintenance flower bed or garden area. You can also use materials such as crusher chip for a cost effective alternative to a paved pathway, parking area, or patio. Another great money friendly material is sand – perfect for a kids play area or as a base for grass, pavers, and much more!
Landscaping Materials for a Polished Look.
Using materials like rock and sand provides a natural, yet, polished look to any outdoor space. It’s a low maintenance and cost effective way to achieve a sleek look. Instead of buying new mulch or top soil, switch to rocks and save your annual landscaping budget. This way you can still enjoy the beauty of a well-kept space, without all of the weeding and yearly maintenance. Check out this blog for more ways you can use rocks in your landscaping designs!
Contact us at Kelowna Sand and Gravel to find out more on the landscaping materials we supply. Our company is excited to help you with your landscaping needs this summer! Feel free to reach out with any questions, we look forward to hearing from you 🙂
Use Google’s handy for sale near me feature to find what you need as close to home as possible – like sand for instance! Over the past 3-4 years local Google searches have exploded with the phrase ‘near me’ and it’s all for good reason. That’s because savvy shoppers these days are also good searchers. They use technology to find what they need, when they need it. More often than not that also includes finding the shortest commute possible to retrieve their goods. Kelowna Sand and Gravel makes it easy for anyone in Kelowna to pick up sand and landscape material. We are located in the hills of Kettle Valley in the upper mission. Therefore, we’re never far from where homeowners and professional landscapers are!
Search for sand for sale near me and find Kelowna Sand and Gravel!
If you need sand for sale for your next landscaping project then look no further. Our centrally located quarry in Kelowna has all the sand you need for your outdoor projects. We’ve recently discussed how important it is to have your workspace properly prepared. A large part of preparing any space will require a level walking or driving surface. Most professional landscapers will request sand for this purpose. It’s the perfect base for a multitude of applications from concrete to grass seed. Using sand for sale will help you to create a level surface that is ready for it’s next level of material.
Pavers work best with a little sand
Sand is also an option to use when you’re installing pavers. Pavers can be used in driveways, paths or patios. By using sand in between them you can easily get them level and the sand will also help to prevent shifting.
Another application that almost always requires sand are play areas. Sand is not only inexpensive as far as finishing materials are concerned but it also provides a soft landing. Many landscapers will also add a fine layer of crush to the sand in order to create a more durable surface for kids play.
Whatever your application, you can find all the sand you need at Kelowna Sand and Gravel. Grab your phone and search for ‘Sand for sale near me’ to find us in the upper Mission area of Kelowna. See you soon!
It’s officially landscaping season in Kelowna! That means it’s time to load up on the hardscaping materials you need to get the job done right. At Kelowna Sand and Gravel we make it easy to get what you need to accomplish your tasks. From gravel crusher chip to create your backyard oasis to feature stones that are larger than life – this Kelowna quarry knows a thing or two about rocks! This month we’re covering off a few steps to follow when you’re installing your favourite ground cover solutions in a seating area.
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Nothing is more important than the planning and organization of any project. With proper planning your project will be easier to complete, and will likely require less maintenance in coming months. While you may want to rush to “finish” the area, you need to consider the surroundings first. Will you require services like electrical, sewer or water? Are you installing plantings or garden beds which will require underground sprinklers? These are all items to consider since you won’t want to see those pipes sticking through your nice level seating area. So this is the stage where you want to dig your trenches in, glue your pipes together and get planting. It’s the ideal time to put your plantings and soil in. This will ensure that you don’t mix soil into your finished rock surface. Just when you think you’re ready for rock, you move to stage 2 of ground prep. Keep reading!
More Ground Preparation
Once you’ve completed the ground work and plantings it’s time to level up and lay fabric. Depending on the ground below, you may need to hire a professional or rent equipment. It’s important at this stage to determine your grade. Proper grading will allow any water to flow instead of flood. Good grading also helps with usability. No one wants to sit on an uneven surface, so making sure your seating area is level is a key factor. There are lots of options to get level but nothing is easier than heavy equipment to get things moving. Make sure you also have a long level or laser level, grade rake and of course a shovel. A few friends to tell you what you’re doing wrong are also fun to have on site.
When you’ve triple checked your level, you can start laying the landscape fabric. Landscape fabric is integral so that you can minimize everything that grows beneath. While you might still get a few stragglers that blow in from the wind, they won’t be as prevalent. With the fabric down it’s starting to look like something, so now it’s time to get ready for placement.
Now for the fun part! Adding some of that glorious Mountain Ash or Kettle Valley Granite to your space! There are several ways to get rock placed. If you have a budget and a tricky spot then you can always enlist the services of a stone slinger. They use conveyor style mechanisms to direct and place rock from their trucks. This equals less mess and clean up. We advise to check the weather and with your neighbours first. Avoid windy days, which produce angry neighbours. Next in line is a renting or hiring a machine. A bobcat can load and dump much faster than a human. And when all else fails, there’s the 5 gallon pail and a shovel. Move the rock with your shovel into two pails and hike away. The good news is you won’t need the gym for a few days, the bad news will be announced by your back shortly afterwards.
Well it looks like it’s done now! Congratulations, because it’s always more work than you first intend. Now for the finishing. Pull up a couple of Adirondack chairs and a cool beverage because that’s what we call finishing around here.
Are you looking for crusher chip for your next patio project? Give us a call at Kelowna Sand and Gravel today!