How to Keep Pea Gravel Clean & Tidy

by Marina Ingrit

This spring I was cleaning up my secret garden with the new raised beds. It was my first spring after installing the raised beds with pea gravel and I had never had to “clean up” pea gravel before. The kids and I did a combo of raking and picking things up by hand. It was a nightmare! Plus I have a birch tree in there and they are messy trees. They drop little seed things all spring. Even after a couple of days of spring cleaning, it still looked gross. In my frustration, I turned to you guys for help on my Instagram stories.  Most of you recommended something that I never would have thought of on my own! So for those of you in my same situation, here is how you keep pea gravel clean & tidy!

This post is sponsored by Ryobi Outdoor but all ideas and opinions are 100% mine.


How to Keep Pea Gravel Clean & Tidy

Before adding pea gravel to my landscaping, I didn’t even think about the fact that I would have to keep it clean. I didn’t think about the pine needles, leaves, and seed pods that would fall and make a mess. So I was grateful that the solution was so simple! A leaf blower! I reached out to Ryobi because I knew they had a powerful, yet quiet blower that would do the job easily without cords to deal with.

You GUYS!!! It took mere MINUTES to clean up the whole space.


Check out my Instagram feed and my stories under “Yard” for a video of the fast process!

I have been considering adding another landscaping project that uses pea gravel but this spring when I saw it all messy, I was having second thoughts. Now I am excited to move forward next year with another pea gravel project because I know how to keep the pea gravel clean!



It is surprisingly light weight and runs on the same batteries as all my other outdoor tools like the mower, trimmer, edger, and cultivator. You can find the blowers as well as the other tool at The Home Depot.



The Brushless Jet Fan Blower is partof Ryobi’s Whisper series. I cleaned up the secret garden at 7 am while my kiddos slept in the room next to it and they never heard it at all.





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