Pea gravel is cost-effective compared to other fillers like stone and concrete, and this is a better option, especially if you’re on a budget. Most DIYers prefer pea gravel to avoid the high cost of professional labor and material.
Like many construction projects, pea gravel requires maintenance. However, it’s easier to maintain than concrete or pavers, which are usually cracked or have grouts.
Many patio materials are susceptible to weeds. However, pea gravel has a thick, protective layer 4 inches above the ground.