Taking Your Lawn For Granite

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Taking Your Lawn For Granite

How decomposed granite might help you save your property some money!

The water bill: an unavoidable, necessary cost anywhere, but especially in any type of housing. A lease may include utilities as a set price, or a tenant is directly responsible for their usage. No matter the case, the landlord is always responsible for the nice looking lawn in front of the apartment building. It’s subject to the same amount of treatment needed for potted plants; ugly to look at if improperly maintained and vulnerable to the changing weather. A nice patch of greenery might be a breath of fresh air compared to concrete or street asphalt. However, its toll on the water bill may have you wishing for an alternative. Our proposal: consider using decomposed granite.

Eroded solid granite creates the fine, sand-like appearance of decomposed granite. If you’ve lived in or visited California, chances are you’ve seen it around; decomposed granite became popular in the landscape due to its property as a drought tolerant substance. While it may seem at first glance indistinguishable from gravel, decomposed granite’s attributes have distinct advantages over it, such as its stability and ability to keep dust down. It’s also quite colorful, coming in shades of brown, gray, black, red, and green. It’s also relatively easy to maintain: not only is it permeable and provides good drainage, it’s easy to add more when the elements cause it to erode and blow away. As a bonus, it’s not very attractive to pests!

Cost wise, decomposed granite won’t break the bank either. The raw material typically costs about $40-$50 for a cubic yard and can be bought at most DIY landscape stores (Home Depot, Lowe’s). In the long term, using decomposed granite to replace the front lawn can help save money spent on your water bill! Consider this option today, and try not to take this solution for granite!


Ramil Doronio is a content marketer by day and creative writer by night. His love of real estate and property management far exceeds his need for sleep. You can find him furiously typing on his laptop in between trips to In-N-Out.