Landscape gravel is typically small-diameter rock that can be used in a landscape to add visual interest. Gravel can be used as a mulch around certain heat-tolerant plants, in combination with larger rock, or on paths and walkways to provide a durable walking surface. When a different effect is desired, the old gravel can be removed and replaced with a different color stone.
Evaluate the landscape to determine the color of gravel that should be obtained to replace the existing gravel. Consider the coloration of plantings, nearby structures and personal preference when making a decision.
Rake the old gravel from around plants, larger rocks and other areas into small piles.
Scoop the piles of old gravel with a shovel and place in a wheelbarrow. Move the gravel to another area in the yard or landscape or save for a later project.
Add new gravel to the area where the old gravel was removed. Shovel the gravel into the area or pour from bags based on how the gravel was purchased.
Spread the gravel with a shovel and then smooth into place with a rake for a uniform appearance.