Riverstones are available on the WOS USA website in a variety of colors, shades, tones; different shapes and sizes; different surface finishes. So, you can do up your yards, patios, and gardens in thematic and eye candy ways.
Pride for a Rock Garden:
Rock gardens are trendy and need plenty of river stones to make them a reality. Your succulents will pop up out of the rock garden with contrasting river stones as the ground cover.
If you like the soothing sound of the stones rubbing against under your feet when you walk over them, then installing river stones in your garden would do the job for you. The same is true for your eyes as the colors and textures of river rocks can please them exorbitantly.
Dreaming Moon Garden:
Have a dream of having a moon garden that can thrive and simmer under the moonlight? What about paths and edges lighting up like a silver hue? It is a Midnight river stone that makes it possible.
Think of a Dry Creek bed:
A wise homeowner always avoids poor drainage in the yards or landscape that lead to runoff of contaminated or polluted water to nearby natural streams or rivers. So, a dry creek bed with rounded pebbles is a solution.
(Because, unlike crushed gravels, oval or rounded pebbles never fit snugly together. They create a porous filter to trap unwanted waste or draining soils along with water.)
Contribute to Soil Erosion:
Most landscapes have slopes and curvy land surfaces (It’s a must to look natural!) By placing large rocks, boulders, and pebbles as edges or creating barriers with river stone patches across inclines can help a lot.
Décor Your Planters & Plant Beds:
You can add charm in your lustrous plant beds and glorious planters with white or colorful pebbles applying them as topsoil. Often contrasting colors of river stone works; sometimes matching shades.
Under Tree Canopy:
If you use river rocks as mulch over the ground or the land beneath the trees, you combine utility (stopping water transpiration) with beauty (colors & tones of pebbles) at once.
Alluring Landscape Edging:
White or colorful pebble patches seem like ribbons laid on the land can prove decorative ideas for many landscape designers. It is beauty with utility!
Neaten Up Flagstone Pavers:
Stone patios and paths have wide grouts or you can leave gaps in between stone pavers for decorative reasons.
If you use river stone pebbles in contrasting colors, that will become a unique design in itself. Moreover, river rocks highlight stone pavers and give a cleaner yet stunning look-n-feel.
Augment the Bottom of Water Features:
Whether you plan an artificial stream or water pond, river stone makes it almost natural. You can place big rocks, boulders, and tons of pebbles at the bottom. The same could be true for a fountain.
You can enjoy how crystal-clear water ripples over the marvelous river stones.
Create Rustic Campground Gateway Around Your Firepit:
Instead of investing in stone slabs, you can use smooth and graceful-looking pebbles as a hardscape around your firepit. The rustic look of our pebbles lets you simulate your backyard as a campground gateway.
You’ll have the flexibility to change the entire makeup by simply changing the river rocks of your choice; all with low maintenance, little labor, and reduced costs.
With river rocks, you can adorn your swimming pool by applying them around the in-ground pool as well as above ground pool. What about your pool deck furniture on a river stone bed? If you prefer a patch of river stone between pool coping stone slabs and pool deck stone pavers in contrasting colors, it looks like a game-changer in your yard design.
Gabion Wall as Retaining Wall Made of River Stones:
When you wrap river rocks in a steel-wire cage it becomes the gabion wall and you can use it as a draft wall, retaining wall, or peripheral wall around planting areas and shrubs.
Shining pebbles look like gems by contrasting with greenery around it. It will become an aesthetic statement in your backyard garden.
Convert River Stones into Stepping Stone Path Unit:
Like the gabion wall idea, you can create stepping stones in different shapes out of river stones. WOSU also has ready-to-install stepping stones made of river rocks using mortar.
Not only this, but you can use slabs and blocks made of a mixture of pebbles and mortar as outdoor pavers anywhere like patio, paths, and around landscape features.
Xeriscape with River Stone:
The core idea behind xeriscape is to create a beautiful landscape in arid zones where water scarcity prohibits growing lawns and lustrous greenery. River stones along with xerophytic (Succulent) plants make it possible with the expense of minimum water to irrigate.
Against gravels, pebbles are smooth and sober as well as available in your expected colors and textures.
What Are River Stones & How River Rocks Format?
River stones come into the river from upstream mountains, which are their birthplace too. During their journey pieces of natural rocks break into small units and gradually turn into round shapes due to constant rolling under the water steam force.
The entire process gives different surface finishes to river stones and a slight touch of modern river rock finishing techniques are resulting in myriads of different products like glossy, semi-glossy, and honed/tumbled/abrasive surfaces.
Types of River Stones Available at WOSU
Depending on the weight, river rocks are deposited in shallow water areas, the bottom of waterfalls, and banks of the river. During this journey, rocks in the river smoothen and get rounded shapes like oval and flattened-oval.
- It is the reason the majority of river rocks are pebbles with an average diameter of one to two inches.
- Smooth Gravels are smaller than pebbles and with irregular shapes but with smooth edges.
- Cobbles (not cobblestone) are somewhat bigger than pebbles.
- Boulders are larger than pebbles and even cobbles and are mostly found in irregular but rounded shapes. They can be one or more feet in diameter.
- Big river rocks are large and heavy pieces of natural rocks cut into the river water. You can notice them in water streams located in mountains or the base of the mountain at the origin of the river.
Select your favorite river stone products out of our catalog and beautify your landscape at minimal expenditure. Read Less