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South Lakeland Blue Slate Chippings

Posted on 18th October 2021

If you seek a low maintenance, clean-looking solution to revitalise your garden, look no further than our impressive selection of decorative aggregates at Stone & Surfaces Direct.

We offer a wide range of ethically sourced and environmentally friendly aggregates ideal for any landscape or gardening project. They can be the perfect choice for protecting against weeds and dressing your garden and its surroundings.

Decorative slate chippings come in various shapes, sizes, and colours to give you the freedom to enhance your garden’s features exactly the way you want.

As one of the only suppliers of slate of this kind in the UK, one of our most popular choices for aggregates is our practical and beautiful South Lakeland Blue Slate Chippings from Kirkby in Furness quarry in Cumbria’s southern Lake District.

Conveniently, slate chippings are low maintenance, which means they save time compared to other garden landscaping options. They are also ideal for weed prevention, and the slate helps maintain soil moisture during long hot summer spells.

This stunning slate emanates from the Silurian period and is over 450 million years old. It is renowned for its strength, durability, and colour fastness and has a mid-to-dark blue appearance when wet and a pale blue-grey appearance when dry. You may also be able to identify some occasional natural brown flecks if you look closely.

Our 10mm slate chippings are perfect for planting beds, borders, rockery gardens, and pots, as they can be dressed neatly around small plants and shrubs to create a decorative surface. Their geological composition means they are unlikely to change the PH levels of ponds and are fish-friendly, and therefore they are an excellent choice for ponds and water features.

This slate also has a lower carbon footprint than most other decorative aggregates sold because we can deliver direct from the quarry source. We also have paddlestones and rockery available to complement these stunning blue slate chippings if desired.

With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, and aggregates worldwide, we are the people to help you achieve the garden improvement project.

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

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