As with many construction materials, the price for gravel varies with quality and location, but an overall average as of March 2014 is approximately $50 per ton. Rugged gravel, which goes through less finishing, costs closer to $30 per ton, but the edges are sharp, which makes it less attractive as a ground cover option. Pebble-type gravel costs closer to $90 per ton.
If you want to use gravel as a type of landscaping decor, take a look at blending mixes in different colors. Mixes are available that blend different colors to produce various looks, such as a Southwestern blend that mixes yellow and red colors. To find the best prices in your area, comparison shopping is vital.