Pavers – Great Low-Maintenance Landscaping Alternative
When it comes to a low maintenance landscape that will not only help save you time on upkeep & maintenance but also will help to keep your water bill down, there are a few different options. In our previous post, we mentioned the benefits of artificial turf for low maintenance landscape design. Not only does artificial turf help to lower your water bill, but it also adds great curb appeal to your home increasing your home’s overall value. If artificial turf may not be right for you or you want to incorporate some type of hardscape feature within your landscape design, pavers are the way to go. What are pavers? Pavers are pieces of stone that vary in size and can be out of concrete, natural stone, clay, brick and in some cases even porcelain. Available in various textures, colors, and patterns pavers are an effortless way to add class and clean lines to any landscape design.
Incorporating Pavers Into Your Landscape Design
Pavers are very durable and long-lasting and are even said to be 3-4 times stronger than the concrete foundation of a house. They adapt to climate change and seasonal weather variations and are not prone to breaking or cracking. When properly installed pavers create strong, flexible interlocking pavement systems. They require minimal up-keep & maintenance and can be used in various ways & forms. Some of the most common ways to incorporate pavers into your residential or commercial landscape design include:
Benefits of Pavers
While pavers come with an array of benefits, one of the benefits that stand out among the rest is the undeniable aesthetic enhancement it lends to your property which in turn increases your home/business curb appeal thus increasing its overall value just like artificial turf! The many other benefits of utilizing pacers within your landscape include:
- Colors Won’t Fade/Need Replacement Like Colored Concrete
- Allow For Ground Contraction/Weather Change
- Require Minimal Maintenace & Upkeep
- No Watering Ever Needed
- Increases Curb Appeal
- Enhances Overall Aesthetic
- Great Investment
- Last For Years To Come
Pavers & Artificial Landscape – Ultimate Low Maintenance Landscape Design
Concrete patios don’t allow room for ground contractions due to weather & temperatures. This often leads to concrete patios cracking and breaking over time. Concrete patio repairs can get costly depending on how long the repair goes unattended to or unnoticed. With paver patios, there are seams located across the patio which allow for flexibility when ground contractions occur. This helps to minimize any potential damage or repairs that may be needed like that of concrete patios. And because you can easily add a protective sealant to your paver design, you can also make cleaning & maintenance a lot easier than it already was in the first place. And with the strength of pavers and the added protection of the sealant, you pavers could very well last a lifetime! If you are looking to have low maintenance, while also helping to conserve water, pavers are a great way to go. And when incorporated with artificial turf you not only have an eco-friendly landscape design you also save a lot of time and money on landscape maintenance & upkeep!