Purchase landscaping gravel from home improvement supply chains such as Lowe's and The Home Depot, or from online retailers such as Amazon.com. Various companies around the United States specialize in rock, stone and decorative gravel and ship products directly to the buyer. As of 2015, Lowe's and The Home Depot also offer landscaping materials for purchase on their websites. In some cases, retailers can relocate materials from one store location to another that is closer to the buyer for pickup.
Lowes, The Home Depot and Amazon.com feature gravel that is packaged in sealed bags that are priced by weight or cubic feet. The style, type and dimensions of the stones and pebbles making up the composition of the gravel are sometimes displayed on the packaging. These features often have an additional impact on the price. Some purchases of decorative stones on Amazon.com exceeding a minimum size are offered with free shipping.
Because many of the materials used in gravel are from natural sources, the exact size, color and special characteristics may vary. Purchasing landscaping materials in person can provide an opportunity to examine the quality of the products, while purchasing online offers access to a greater variety of styles and options.