The exterior is the first impression that anyone has of the house, and as the old adage goes, first impressions do tend to be the last impressions. If you’re wondering about how you can give your exterior a face lift without spending a huge fortune, then you can go with home exterior decorations. The options of home exterior decorations are vary. One that great for your exterior is decomposed granite. Decomposed granite, is not actually granite that has decomposed. In fact, it is a result of the mere breaking of a granite stone. When the granite breaks down, it forms a lot of tiny pieces. These tiny pieces develop a reddish tinge and have a very gravel like appearance. Right from the look to even the feel and texture. So, we can say that decomposed granite is nothing but reddish gravel. If you’re lucky, you’ll get decomposed granite which has tiny spots that gleam in the sunlight, and make your pathway look like it is studded with little diamonds. Decomposed granite has two main uses. It can be used as a covering material, and can also be used as mulch for plants. Because of the high content of minerals in the gravel, plants tend to absorb them and flourish when mulched with decomposed granite.