Landscaping With Mexican Black Pebbles

Mexican beach pebbles, naturally overshadowed from the ocean to smooth, circular shapes, come in numerous sizes and colours. The black variety is particularly striking and adds an exotic touch to this landscape. Use these attractive pebbles for visual attract accent walkways, containers, water features or inside a xeriscape garden design.

Artistic Designs

Black Mexican beach pebbles will create any coloured blossom or planting container pop and then turn it into a stunning statement, whether it’s black pebbles in a white basin, dark pebbles surrounding red blooms, or used in a simple Zen garden. For a more permanent attribute, embed black pebbles in mortar to create a decorative mosaic, alternating the seams with coloured stones or marbles. You can also create a little patio using the pebble-and-mortar technique.

Mulch Alternative

Pebbles create a synthetic mulch that cuts down on the need for weed killers, and including a layer of vinyl under will help keep grass from poking through. Pebble mulches can also be fire-resistant, don’t harbor diseases or insects and don’t soften the soil of nitrogen and other nutrients. Add a layer of dark pebbles as mulch around base plants to make an interesting distinction between the dark stones and the exterior wall color of your house.


Pebbles are an inexpensive, easy, low-maintenance pick for gravel paths that receive light to medium foot traffic. Additionally, using the dark pebbles to lay a path around trees means you wo not have to disturb the roots. Offset the dark hues of this Mexican beach pebbles by placing them between a boundary of white flagstones, red brick or stone pavers.

Water Features

Water enhances the sleek and smooth surface of Mexican black pebbles, including a sparkling touch to garden ponds, waterfalls or fountains. In dry areas of your yard, recreate the ripples and flowing waters of a stream by laying out changing shapes and sizes of pebbles in curved patterns that mimic currents and eddies. These dry riverbeds will appear like the actual thing each time it rains.


Xeriscaping is a water-efficient technique employed in landscaping and can be particularly beneficial in desert areas or in a backyard garden where you would like to recreate a desert layout. Use Mexican black pebbles as a foundation and include cacti, succulents and other drought-tolerant plants to reduce the need for watering. Because the black surface of the pebbles means they will absorb and retain heat, only add them around plants that could tolerate the higher temperatures.

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