STONE AGGREGATES AND PEBBLES FOR YOUR CHICAGO HOME OR BUSINESS
WHAT ARE STONE AGGREGATES AND WHAT CAN THEY BE USED FOR?
Aggregates are commonly referred to as chips, pebbles, or crushed stone, and they come in a variety of sizes and colors to adapt to any commercial property, private home or overall landscape design. Schwake Stone carries a large selection of pea gravel, crushed limestone,
mason sand, and any other aggregates or pebbles that you might want for your next project.
These versatile materials can be used as a cost-effective way to beautify your landscape for
multiple features like walkways, garden beds, and more. Take a look at our gallery below for
some finished product inspiration, and then contact our team to get started with your order.
POPULAR LANDSCAPE FEATURES WITH GRAVEL AND PEBBLES
Gravel and pebbles are the perfect product for commercial properties including parking lots, or
other designated plant areas where you’re looking for an alternative to plants.
Gravel and varying sizes of pebbles and cobbles are ideal for rain gardens that are designed to
solve drainage problems.
Pathways and Walkways
Instead of using pavers or concrete for your exterior walkway, consider rounded stone pebbles
for a unique look that is also affordable. Rounded stone pebbles offer multiple colors to choose
from, and installation is quick and easy compared to custom cut pavers. Small rounded stone
pebbles are also great for areas where you may have family or friends walking barefoot, like
around swimming pools or other water features.
Garden pebbles and crushed bluestone are excellent alternatives to mulch for your flower beds.
While mulch has to be replaced frequently, stone aggregates require minimal maintenance and
also retain moisture to keep your plants healthy. They also offer excellent drainage for our
frequent rain in the Midwest climate!
Pea gravel and decomposed granite should be a top consideration over traditional asphalt for
any driveway installation that you are considering. The rounded stones are completely safe for
your car tires, and you can choose from multiple colors that add a pleasing aesthetic element to
your landscape curb appeal.
Pea gravel and rounded pebbles are perfect for dog runs as they’re easy to clean and don’t
require much maintenance while at the same time create an aesthetically pleasing look of
natural stone blending well into existing landscapes design.
OTHER USES FOR MASON SAND AND STONE DUST
If you are already planning on installing a stone patio or stone pavers for a part of your
landscape, Schwake Stone recommends using mason sand underneath to create a setting bed
for installation. These materials work well to improve drainage, and they are also a more
affordable option than a concrete bed. If you are considering options for your upcoming
landscape paver project, let the experts at Schwake Stone talk you through the pros and cons of
mason sand over concrete!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PEBBLES AND AGGREGATES
There are so many options when it comes to choosing the best aggregates and pebbles for your
landscape project, and our team at Schwake Stone is here to walk you through your different options. Come visit our showroom in Mundelein to see our variety of materials and choose the best one for your home or commercial building!
Schwake Stone has been working with commercial business owners and residential
homeowners in the Chicago area for over 70 years so your stone projects will turn out even
better than you could imagine! We look forward to working with you on your next stone project
and helping you find the landscaping pebbles, crushed bluestone, or other stone aggregate that
is perfect for your landscape design.
Schwake Stone has provided residential homes and commercial office buildings with high-
quality landscaping stones for every kind of project you could imagine. We can even customize
large boulders with plaques or engravings down to the smallest details.
Call us today or stop by to get started with your next landscape stone project.