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Decomposed granite is like gravel, but finer and generally more stable. It’s formed from the natural weathering and erosion of solid granite, a tough, hard, igneous rock. The DG sold as landscaping material is typically composed of fine 3/8-inch (or smaller) particles; some may be no bigger than a grain of sand. Colors vary, from buff to brown, and include various shades of gray, black, red, and green.
Although there are at least 30 colors and varying degrees of particle sizes, decomposed granite basically comes in three forms: natural, stabilized, and resin-coated:
-Natural DG is used as a mulch material and can be spread around trees and garden beds much like wood mulch. It will continue to weather after it is put in place and provides nutrients to surrounding soil and plants. It lasts longer than most other mulch materials and will not attract pests.
-For a path or patio, DG with stabilizers (which serve as a binder) is the best solution. Stabilized DG is often added on top of another gravel material, tamped down, then left with a thin loose layer on top.
-DG with resin for driveways has a similar surface to asphalt, but has a more natural look and is permeable.
Bourget Building Materials carries a great selection of DG to meet all of your landscaping needs. Typically sold in 75# individual bags or 3000# super bags. Give us a call at 310.450.6556, x 221
Decomposed Granite with stabilizer is perfect for drought tolerant and xeriscape landscapes. Stabilized DG is a popular aggregate for driveways. This attractive, sandy yellow color aggregate is a natural decomposition of granite rock into gravel form. It has a binder that resists the erosive effects of weather and traffic. Decomposed granite is safe for the environment (non toxic permeable binder) and can be used throughout your landscape.
Bourget Bros. Building Materials hosts a complete, full service gravel and aggregate yard. Our Stabilized DG is sold by the bag, skip or truck load.
Decomposed granite is one of the most popular groundcovers used in drought-tolerant homes. Bourget’s decomposed granite is sold by the skip or bag.
Decomposed granite is swiftly becoming a popular aggregate for driveways. Available in an attractive grey color option, this aggregate is a natural decomposition of granite rock into gravel form. Decomposed granite is safe for the environment and can be used throughout your landscape.