The benefits of shingle

Finishing touches: The benefits of using shingle for landscaping projects

Whether you’re looking to create a dramatic finish in your garden, hoping to improve your driveway or wanting to install a path then shingle offers all the ingredients you need to create an impact. 

Ideal for all types and sizes of garden and outdoor areas, shingle is not only versatile but provides great durability and decorative effects.  

Why use shingle in your garden?

The versatility of shingle makes it a great material for using for all types of outdoor projects, including updating driveways, creating paths and installing pretty borders. It’s also incredibly low maintenance, which means a minimum amount of elbow-grease is required to keep it looking its best. 

Shingle is durable

The durability of shingle makes it perfect for areas in your garden that experience a lot of traffic, such as driveways and pathways. 

Shingle provides impact

Shingle comes in a wide variety of sizes and colours, including a range of blues, greys, pinks, blacks and browns. Depending on the stone you use, this allows your garden to be themed to your tastes and creates eye-catching features and aesthetically pleasing effects.

Shingle provides drainage

Shingle has excellent drainage properties so it works well for creating borders for ponds, patios and pools while adding a decorative finish. 

Its drainage qualities also make it great for using with a variety of plants to help aid growth as well as enriching and insulating soil. 

Shingle helps to protect plants

During the warmer months, shingle will help to protect soil from drying out and in turn will prevent your plants and plant roots from experiencing over-exposure to the sun. Conversely, during the colder months, shingle is great at insulating the soil around your plants and protecting them from low temperatures.

Shingle is low maintenance

Shingle won’t rot or decompose so it won’t need regularly replacing and will look great in your garden for years. It will also prevent weeds from going wild, meaning you can spend more time enjoying your garden.

Which shingle should I use?

There is an array of shingle types to choose from. Here at NYEs we stock shingle in a variety of sizes including 6mm, 10mm, 20mm and 40mm - all available in 25kg or bulk bags. 

Whether you’re working on a construction project or making home improvements, we can help. For more information about our products, get in touch and our friendly team will be happy to assist you.