Slate in landscape design
Slate in the garden.
Slate is a metamorphic rock of a family of very small grain shale, which can be split into lobes. For a long time, the use of this stone was limited only to roofs or facades of houses. This material is part of the regional architecture in the main shale extraction basins: Spain, Germany, England, France, Portugal, Norway. In the European shale, shades of gray-black, dark red and gray with blue overflow prevail.
Today, natural slate comes mainly from Spain, Portugal, England and Brazil, as deposits of stone are depleted, and their extraction in other countries becomes unprofitable or impossible.
One of the distinguishing features of European slate is its frost resistance and high technical indicators, which unfortunately cannot be shown by slate from Brazil.
Increasingly, slate is used in modern exteriors and in landscape design, and slate also replaces clinker paving, as it is a more durable material in our climate zone.
A dark slate, a seemingly lifeless stone, if used correctly, will become a real decoration of any garden and will perfectly fit into any landscape.
Main uses for slate
Facing slate slabs.
Slate ideally performs the function of strengthening landscape differences and slopes.