Crushed granite has a finer texture than gravel. Often called “decomposed granite,” the small pieces compact more smoothly than coarse gravel, although both materials are packed the same way. Packing or tamping helps crushed granite settle more densely than loosely laid material, which results in a firmer path, driveway or patio. Where the granite is poured over a gravel substrate, dampen the gravel with water before compacting it.
<p>Adding a touch of wicker and exposed wood to this crushed granite patio gives a homey quality to a wide expanse of stone.(Credit: <a href="http://www.elysianlandscapes.com/">www.Elysianlandscapes.com</a>)</p>