Tucked away in the woods of Graham is a sprawling garden from the pages of a storybook. Swaths of flowers border a lawn that flows in different directions. Each garden bed is flush with hundreds of plants: fluffy peonies here, yellow cloisters of ranunculus there, colonies of hosta winding like a forest stream. The colors and forms are endless.…Continued
Part 1: The Basics
Dear Washington Rock: I’m creating a gravel garden path, but it has to pack well because a wheelchair will roll on it. I have to get this right so the homeowner using the wheelchair can get her exercise and use her garden.
Do you have advice on how to create a wheelchair-accessible gravel path?
—Daniel from Brooklyn, NY
Below you’ll find an in-depth discussion about how to make gravel surfaces wheelchair accessible. Check out Part 2: Application to see our video about Daniel’s project and how we adapted these standards using local materials. Part 2 has not yet been published.…Continued
This article explores how The Hidden Farm uses ¼” minus Trail Mix Gravel to create cement-like paths and flooring for weddings and then easily transitions it into a horse arena footing in the winter. The sections “The Secret Ingredient: Trail Mix Gravel” and “Megan’s Gravel Recipe for Paddocks” contain specific information about how gravel products are used. Don’t forget to watch our video about The Hidden Farm located at the end of the article. We hope you enjoy the beautiful story of The Hidden Farm.
Just beyond the shorelines of Lake Tapps, The Hidden Farm sits on a hill surrounded by acres of pastureland. The valley below is dotted with grazing horses and cattle, and in the distance are the snow-frosted foothills of Mt. Rainier.
The viewpoint at the rim of the hill is bordered by a granite rockery. Behind the rockery stretches a smooth, green lawn, flanked on one side by horse stables and on the other side, a horse arena and a classic red barn.…Continued
Joe and Kirsten Bisacca chose their home because it’s unlike any other house in the Seattle area.…Continued
Our new video compares quarry rock sizes and types so that you can see what our products look like side by side. The video also explains some basic ways these products are used. We’ve summarized the most important info in this article.…Continued
Making gravel is a lot like making cookies from scratch: it starts with a recipe.
In this article, you’ll learn about how we create our product recipes, the basics of crushing rock, and the ways we’re changing the system.…Continued
From public parks to private gardens, Washington Rock has provided material to many different projects. But June provided a first for us: supplying material for an art installation. …Continued
What is the difference between clean and minus? What size of crushed rock do I need? We have the answers to these and other questions.