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Plum Slate Ideas For Your Garden

Posted on 15th November 2022

When choosing your garden design ideas, consider plum slate aggregates from Stone & Surfaces Direct. If you are looking for a solution that is easy to look after and maintain and can be used in many different areas, they could be just what you are looking for.

A real selling point of our plum slate aggregates is the stunning natural appearance. Whether the stone material is wet or dry, the plum colour displays a unique look and identity.

Plum slate is an extremely hard and durable material and even in harsh weather conditions it is rarely affected. Compared to other ground cover it is low maintenance and helps prevent the growth of weeds once laid with weed membrane underneath.

Plus, our decorative slate chippings are easy to lay and don’t require an expert to help!

Here are some ways you can use plum slate chippings for your garden.


Due to the flat appearance and structure, plum slate aggregates are ideal for garden pathways.

If designing a garden pathway is part of your plans, we recommend our 20mm plum aggregates as the ideal size. 20mm slate chippings are easy to walk on and the angular shape won’t cause the stone to shift underfoot.


Plum slate chippings are a great option for parts of your garden that are home to plants or for the topping of plant pots.

Not only does it act as an attractive feature but plum slate has its practical uses as a mulch. Using slate as mulch helps to regulate soil temperature through the many seasons of the year, allowing it to become cool in the summer but warmer in the winter months.

Water features

The beautiful, rich colour of plum slate really comes to life when wet. For this reason, using it to create or complement a water feature in your garden will look spectacular.

Our slate is also fish and marine friendly, so using it for the surrounding areas of ponds is also possible.

Paving decoration

Another brilliant way to use plum slate chippings is to enhance paving slabs in your garden. The versatile look will complement traditional natural stone paving options and modern alternatives such as porcelain paving.

With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, rockeries and interior solutions worldwide; Stone & Surfaces Direct are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.

Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.

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