The answer to that is yes, it depends.
The best gravel is good for getting around in wet and muddy conditions and for removing vegetation.
However, it is also good for digging through hard-to-reach areas, such as a lake, or for transporting gravel that is too heavy to haul, such a heavy-duty tractor trailer.
The gravel that gets the nod is gravel that has a “smooth surface” which is easier to handle and less prone to cracking.
The more porous your gravel, the better, said David Miller, executive director of the National Association of Manufacturers.
The association has developed a list of best gravel types.
They include dry, slushy and brackish gravel, which are the same type of gravel found in the ground, Miller said.
A slush, for example, is softer than dry gravel.
Slushy gravel has a more “plastic” surface, allowing the dirt to easily pass through the tractor trailer’s axle, Miller explained.
It also tends to have a smoother, softer surface than dry or brackished gravel.
It can also be more slippery, but is also less likely to fracture and break than dry.
If the gravel has been “grounded,” a soft layer of dirt that is usually deposited on the surface, it can be a good choice for the job.
It will absorb water from the air and provide protection from the elements, which is important, Miller added.
You can get rid of the brackishes and slush by mixing them with water, according to the National Federation of Home Builders.
But you can’t use brackishing gravel for a lawn, Miller told FoxNews.com.
“If you’re going to be doing heavy ground work on your property, you need to use a softer gravel that’s less abrasive,” he said.
You don’t want gravel that doesn’t break easily.
“Grounding” a lawn is also important, because a grass lawn that has been ground will usually require less water and nutrients, according the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
If you’re not sure what type of material you want to use, check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website for a list.
Some other things to consider before you buy gravel: It is best to use coarse gravel because it has a higher level of grit, which can cause the gravel to crack and crack more easily, Miller noted.
Also, be sure to buy gravel that can be mixed with water and water additives, such in the form of vinegar or other acidic ingredients.
A gravel mix will also help to keep the gravel “tougher” than dry and brash, Miller recommended.
If your yard is too small to use your own tractor, Miller recommends purchasing a trailer that can tow a load of gravel.
A trailer can also help you store your gravel when it’s stored in a shed or barn, and also help keep your yard from drying out, Miller emphasized.
The most important thing to remember is that the “grounding” of your yard, including planting your own grass, should be your first priority, he added.
“I would never recommend purchasing gravel that you don’t plan on using for your yard for a few years.
You should take it one day at a time,” Miller said, adding that it’s not necessary to buy a lot of gravel at once.
The average gravel size is 2 feet by 2 feet (60 cm by 60 cm), which is good enough for most yard projects, Miller suggested.
But he noted that you may want to buy larger gravel, and said you should consult a contractor.
“You’ll need to know what you need before you spend money on a lot,” he advised.