consider fast growing species or small ornamental trees such as pagoda dogwood, redbud, flowering pear, river birch, or Japanese maple. These add dramatic interest without requiring years to get established.
Small Pea Size Gravel Used on Garden Pathway Small pea sized gravel is used for soft pathways in a garden. Soft surfacing for garden pathways consists of natural materials that include combinations of stone, wood and shell. Would work with drought plants.