When you are searching for the perfect residential landscape design for your outdoor area, the environmental impact of your paving is just as crucial as its visual effects.
Permeable paving is one of the best options for surface water management. Permeable materials allow the ground below the paved surface to absorb water runoff, cleaning the water of pollutants and solids along the way.
It also reduces the need for man-produced irrigation in the surrounding area, reducing the cost as well as water consumption. Unlike concrete or asphalt surfaces, permeable paving is lighter in color, so it reflects more sunlight.
Water filtration and sunlight reflection mean a lower ambient temperature around the area, greatly improving air quality and the health of local vegetation.
In addition to environmental-friendly benefits of pervious materials, a variety of colors and styles also makes permeable paving an appealing option for residential landscape design:
- Urbanite pavers or recycled concrete pieces can be installed over a layer of sand and gravel, with openings left between the stones. Brick can be used in a similar fashion.
- For walkways, crushed stone or gravel might prove to be the most efficient option. Grass pavers, on the other hand, are well-suited for residential driveways. They are designed to bare heavy loads and closely resemble lawn and all its visual effects.
- While a slightly more expensive option, ground reinforcement grids make filling the spaces with plants or paving material an easy task, which gives your freshly-paved surface a structure and visual appeal you desire.
Contact Rosehill Gardens, and we will help you find the perfect permeable material for a walkway, driveway, or patio of your dreams!