No matter your aesthetic, decorative rock, sand, gravel, and more add the finishing touches to your outdoor space. Many customers visit our hardware store not knowing where to start.

Fortunately, the team at Payless’ Rockery Department is made up of landscaping experts ready to make your design experience as easy as possible.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions about bulk material, stones, and more!

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Choose from a Wide Range of Decorative Rocks

Payless Hardware, Rockery & Nursery carries all the common types of decorative stone, as well as some unique varieties to give your garden the spice it needs. Our most popular styles include:

Creek Bed Cobbles

Homeowners love using creek bed cobbles to decorate the edges of a pool, pond, or greenery. You may also choose to place these rocks around trees or bushes to make them the accent of your backyard. These larger rocks are ideal if you’re concerned about erosion as well, effectively reducing the movement of soil.

Crushed Granite

Granite is a hot commodity for indoor countertops, but did you know it can also complete your outdoor space? Homeowners choose crushed granite for patios and pathways, making for a feature that’s both beautiful and erosion-resistant. We often recommend crushed granite in combination with flagstone.


This stone is ideal if you’re looking to add a little sparkle to your garden or backyard entertaining space. Dolomite is typically used to emphasize gorgeous plants without overshadowing them. This decorative rock isn’t too large and comes in light shades, so it’s perfect if you desire a stone that won’t attract too much attention.

Ginger Rock

Perhaps the whites of dolomite and grays of granite aren’t for you. In that case, consider ginger rock. Ginger rock comes in earthy tones like gold, tan, and eggshell. It’s an absorbent stone ideal for landscaping, as well as lightweight enough to pair with tiny, tropical plants.

Gold Fines

If you appreciate the gold tones of ginger rock but aren’t sure about the size, gold fines are for you. Gold fines are much smaller, almost like sand, and are often used for driveways, walkways, or patio accents. The team at Payless Hardware & Rockery will help you compact this bulk material properly for maximum durability.

Gold Rock

Gold rock is also similar to ginger rock in color, but it comes in smaller sizes. Many homeowners used this richly-colored stone to complement greenery and colorful gardens. Gold rock looks natural, so you can hardly go wrong with this decorative stone.

Granite Fines

This neutral-colored material can be used for a wide variety of applications. The shades of gray work well for athletic fields, parking lots, and anywhere else durability is crucial.

Mexican Pebbles

These decorative rocks are smooth to the touch and blue-gray in color. They’re perfect for water features, pools, ponds, and even planters. Mexican pebbles are beautiful in their own right without drawing attention away from the focal point of your outdoor space.


Maybe decorative rocks in one color group don’t appeal to you so much. If you’d like something with a little more variety, check out our Pami bulk materials. These pebbles come in many colors but remain in a natural range perfect for planters and water features alike.


This material is one of our hardware store’s top sellers. Quartz requires little maintenance, and installation is easy. It even has a little sparkle to further highlight a particular part of your garden.

Red Lava Rock

This decorative rock is vibrantly colored, similar to bricks. What’s more, this rich color won’t fade over time and resists pests. Homeowners choose red lava rock to add a pop of color to their landscape.

Salmon Bay Rock

This stone reminds many customers of a lake bed. With a wide range of colors and small-sized pebbles, salmon bay rock is excellent for driveways and as an accent in your garden.

Payless Hardware, Rockery, and Nursery

Part of County Building Materials & the ACE Hardware Family

Address: 2927 S. King Rd., San Jose, CA 95122

Call us at (408) 274-4922

Open Daily 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day