Thursday, 17 January 2008


Fed up with the gravel from your paths escaping onto the lawn and damaging your mower blades? Why not try using crushed seashells instead. These shells will simply break when a lawnmower accidentally runs over them - as well as being a more sustainable option than gravel or peashingle.

Cockle shell and seashell aggregates are totally organic, and are made from re-cycled waste from the British Shellfish Industry.

They have many uses in Landscape and garden design but are most commonly used as a gravel replacement for paths and driveways.

Crushed seashells can also be used very effectively as a mulch for planting beds or to top dress plant pots and containers containers. They have excellent water retention properties and even act as a natural snail repellent!

UK suppliers:

DM Taylor and Company

Read more about alternative eco-friendly garden mulches at our sister site The Jolly Green Gardener

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