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What is Brown Gravel?

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

If you clicked on this page, odds are you’re curious to learn more about Brown Gravel. Luckily for you, we have plenty of insight on this rock that we can share with you. In this article, we’ll provide you with all the information you’ll want to know. Listed below are the answers to questions most frequently asked by customers.

How does gravel differ from crushed stone?

Gravel, and Brown Gravel, is often compared and sometimes mistaken for crushed stone. As you can gather from the name, crushed stone is stone that has been crushed. Most crushed stone is produced in quarries and is crushed when machinery breaks up larger rocks. So, crushed stone is produced with man-made machinery and processes. On the other hand, gravel is produced naturally. Gravel is a naturally occurring material that consists of water-transported materials. Crushed stone often has angular and jagged edges due to its crushing process. But because of natural weathering and water transport, gravel has a rounded shape and very smooth texture / surface. Additionally, because crushed stone mostly comes from quarries, there is growing geological concern regarding the long-term effects on the environment. Yet, unlike crushed stone, gravel is usually sold and used in its natural form.

What color is this rock?

As you can tell from the name, this rock is brown. Brown may not be the most bold color but it can still contribute to the overall aesthetic of your property. Brown gravel has a subtle, earthy tone. Because of its neutrality, brown gravel can be paired with other colors and decor. This rock will not distract or detract from the visual appeal of your property.

What sizes do you offer?


This is the smallest size that we offer. Small brown gravel stones are commonly used for landscaping. For pea-size gravel, it’s important to have set edges and boundaries. Because of its small size, it quickly spreads out unless it has a clear edge.


This size is perfect for individuals looking for brown gravel that isn’t pea-size nor too big. This medium-sized option is ideal for landscape projects including walkways and driveways.


This is the biggest size we offer. Bigger brown gravel stones are typically used for decorative and aesthetic purposes. Because of its size, it’s not as comfortable to walk on as small gravel stones.

Common Applications

Brown gravel can be used for a wide variety of applications. One of its most common uses is landscaping. Because of its rounded edges, brown gravel can be used for walkways, driveways, and gardens. Its smooth surface makes this rock easy to walk on. And the smooth texture of brown gravel is aesthetically more pleasing to the eye. Brown gravel is also popular in flower beds when mulch or cover plants aren’t a good option. It can also be used as an aggregate for pavement, ready-mix concrete, and other construction applications.

How Much Stone Should You Order?

Calculating the amount of stone you need for a project may seem challenging. But this process can be made easier if you use our project calculator. All you need to do is measure the dimensions of your space and input those measurements into our calculator. In just those simple steps, you can calculate how many yards or tons you need. Our calculator works for any shape size including rectangular, circular, and other unique spaces. We offer this calculator because we understand that these spaces, particularly circular and unique spaces, can be difficult to calculate if they have non-traditional edges. With this calculator, the burden is lifted off you and you can figure out the exact amount of stone you’ll need.

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