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Surge StoneSurge stones, also known as riprap or rock armor, are often used in landscaping projects to prevent erosion and to create a stable base for hardscaping features such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls. It is also used for drainage and as a decorative element in landscaping projects.

When used for erosion control, surge stone is often placed at the base of slopes, hillsides, or along riverbanks to prevent soil erosion caused by heavy rain or runoff. The irregular shape of the stone helps to dissipate the energy of the water and prevent it from carrying away the soil.

Surge stone can also be used to create a stable base for hardscaping features. It is often used as a foundation for patios, walkways, and retaining walls, providing a stable surface that can withstand heavy use and foot traffic.

In addition to its functional benefits, surge stone can also have aesthetic appeal and be used as a decorative landscaping element. Here are some common uses of surge stones in landscaping:

  • Shoreline protection: Surge stones are commonly used to protect shorelines from erosion caused by waves and water flow. They can be used to create a barrier that absorbs the energy of the water, reducing the impact on the shoreline and preventing further erosion.
  • Embankment protection: Similar to shoreline protection, surge stones can be used to protect embankments from erosion caused by water flow. They can be used to create a natural-looking retaining wall that helps to stabilize the embankment and prevent further damage.
  • Water features: Surge stones can be used to create a natural-looking water feature, such as a waterfall or stream. They can also be used to create a pond or other water feature by creating a natural-looking edge that blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscaping.
  • Decorative accents: Surge stones can be used to add visual interest and texture to landscaping projects, such as garden beds or pathways. They can be used to create a natural-looking border or to add dimension and texture to an outdoor space. The stone’s natural, irregular shape and color provide a natural and organic look that blends in well with the surrounding landscape.

For quality natural stone and landscaping supplies, visit Green Landscape Supply at our locations in Buford or Norcross, GA. Ask about delivery to our neighbors throughout the Atlanta area.

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  • Jon B.

    Wanted to add top dressing to my lawn and stopped by to get some basic facts before starting. The team was so helpful to answer my many questions and made me feel comfortable to move forward with project. Stopped by a few weeks later with a u-haul and was all loaded up and ready to go within 15 minutes. Very helpful and inviting team. I might have them deliver next time, seems it's much easier and it can be dropped off on my driveway in those huge plastic bags - wife likes that Idea, and keeps me from unloading the truck on my own

  • D. F. C.

    We undertook a major landscaping project spanning 2018-2019. It includes stabilizing a foundation wall, construction of retaining walls, redirecting drainage, raised flowerbeds, and completely redoing the lawn. It requires multiple truckloads of stone, sand, fill dirt and topsoil. We saved a few dollars, but more importantly, the quality of the products ordered were unequaled. It was the best experience in getting exactly what and how much we needed that we had in the 30Y we've been here.

  • Ben J.

    Holy Cow! Super fast and friendly service having some gravel delivered. Person taking order on phone and driver very friendly. Feel I got a very fair price on material as well. Will be back.

  • Joshua J.

    When every other landscaping nursery was out of sod these guys had it. Felt very much like a family business. Not a lot frills here, but none are needed for a landscaping business. For my next project I might just have to drive past the other 3 nurseries to get here.

  • Tessa H.

    The only place I will go from now on! John was very kind and so helpful! Even though my job was really small, I was treated with so much respect and personal care that I will not being going anywhere else for my landscape needs in the future. They have a massive selection and their customer service is outstanding.

  • Will M.

    Great service. Our yard looks spectacular. The neighbors are always asking where we get such high quality mulch. If you want a great quality mulch to enhance your yard be sure to visit for an excellent experience! Thanks Green Brothers!