Southwestern Brown D. G. This product and similar materials are best used at the rates of: As a general rule 1 ton, 2,000 pounds, of 1", 3/4", 1/2" and 3/8" crushed rock or decomposed granite will cover a little over 100 square feet of an ground area at a 2-1/2" depth. As a general rule 1 cubic yard, 3,000 pounds of 1", 3/4", 1/2" and 3/8" of crushed stone or decomposed granite will cover 125 square feet in a 2-1/2" inch layer. Whether for driveways, pathways, patios, utility landscape areas or to surround shrubs and trees, crushed stone fines, decomposed granite and gravel are very versatile materials that is more effective ground cover and longer lasting than nearly all wood mulches and makes an outdoor space more appealing.
Decomposed Granite and Crushed Stone Fines are not the same materials. Decomposed granite has a natural coarse look to it with irregular round quartz pebbles. Crushed stone products tend to be more flat and have a higher amount of fine material. Crushed stone products, granite, sandstone, limestone and others offer a greater array of natural colors to work with than most true decomposed granite materials. Decomposed Granite Per Ton As a general rule of 3/8" or 1/4" of crushed stone or decomposed granite material will cover a little over 100 square feet of an ground area at a 2-1/2" depth. Decomposed Granite Per Yard As a general rule 1 cubic yard of 3/8" or 1/4" of crushed stone or decomposed granite material will cover 125 square feet in a 2-1/2" inch layer. A cubic yard of moist crushed stone fines or decomposed granite material weighs more or less 3,000 pounds.
A proper DG surface does not move underfoot like sand or gravel, but its porosity allows water to penetrate to the soil below. That aspect makes DG or crushed stone fines a good paving material around trees and shrubs. The standard application process is to spread about 2" of DG or crushed stone fines, water it thoroughly then compact it with a water filled sod roller, hand tamper or use a vibra plate it to settle. Then repeat the process with at least another 1" to 2" layer for extra depth for stability.
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