Posts Tagged ‘front garden’

The Un-Garden

paved front lawn

No, sadly this is not a parking pad.

If you have less-than-zero time to spend in the garden —yes, we know you’re out there— you may be tempted to do something like this: the front lawn version of “paving paradise and putting up a parking lot”. It’s obvious that this is not a green solution. When I see front yards like this my heart sinks. It’s tragic. The reasoning behind it is practical, and goes something like this: “I don’t have time. I don’t want to think about it. I don’t want weeds growing there. I don’t want the hassle of a lawn. Obvious choice? Bricks or concrete.” Lawns can be a pain, and many people are quite rightly choosing to get rid of them. Yet, if it’s not an actual parking pad in front of your house, don’t treat it like a parking pad. (Hey, even a parking pad doesn’t have to be an impermeable slab of concrete. More on that in another post.) Concrete, natural stone, and brick pavers are commonly used to create a more beautiful outdoor space. An increasing number of residential and commercial property owners are using pavers to construct driveways, patio spaces, and pathways in their yards. Read on to learn more about the paver materials and design considerations that are offered by most landscape design companies. Here is top patio paver installation service in jacksonville.

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