Decomposed Granite

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D.G. Description

Decomposed Granite, commonly abbreviated as D.G., is a versatile and naturally occurring material that results from the weathering and erosion of solid granite rocks. Its fine, granular consistency makes it a favorite for various landscaping and construction applications, from creating serene pathways and rustic driveways to serving as a natural ground cover or a reliable base for patios. D.G. stands out for its earthy, organic tones, typically spanning a palette of gold, brown, taupe, and tan, offering both aesthetic appeal and functional benefits. When compacted, it provides a firm yet permeable surface, often chosen for its natural appearance that integrates seamlessly with various outdoor environments. While it offers a certain rugged charm, D.G. is also valued for its low-maintenance nature. However, in regions prone to heavy rainfall or in high traffic areas, some care, like stabilization or occasional replenishment, ensures its longevity and pristine appearance.

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D.G. Specs

Other Names

Decomposed Gravel, DG, Granite Fines, Crushed Granite

Delivery Sizes

Small & Large Quantities Available

Use Cases

Pathways, Driveways, Landscaping Ground Cover, Patio Base, Garden Beds, Bocce Ball Courts

Use Environment

Residential, Commercial, Parks, Recreational Areas

Color Variations

Decomposed Granite typically comes in earthy tones ranging from gold to brown, taupe, and tan, but exact hues can vary based on the source and mineral content.


D.G. has a fine, granular consistency, often resembling coarse sand or gravel, but can be compacted to a smooth, hard surface for paths or driveways.


Given its popularity in landscaping and construction, D.G. is generally available year-round.


Decomposed Granite, once compacted, requires minimal maintenance. However, occasional replenishing or stabilizing may be necessary to maintain its appearance and prevent erosion, especially in high traffic areas or places exposed to heavy rain.

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