Since 2011, Sydneys growth rate has averaged 4.95% pa and currently boasts 5.1M residents. Despite being the capital city with the largest population, the growth rate has slowed this year to 2% due to ‘internal migration’ to other capitals.
Large-scale community-driven projects like parks present a myriad of difficulties. For one, open spaces in communities can often be difficult to transition into usable land. Also, parks seem to be notoriously bogged down by oversight and committees.
The next time you enter your business, take a moment to look at the exterior. If the entrance and landscaping look outdated or ordinary, potential customers may just walk on by. To attract new business and provide a greater, aesthetic experience for your customers, consider the modern trend of placemaking.
If you have a path, driveway, or patio and are planning on redoing it, then you may have heard about porous paving? It’s also known as permeable paving or, rarely, pervious paving. There are a number of advantages – particularly for a patio or pathway in your yard.
Let’s talk about “Going Green“. You hear the word tossed around a lot, and its’ meaning seems to draw a fine line between environmental awareness and publicity. In an effort to be transparent, we are going to draw up a list of pros and — strangely enough — cons of using porous paving as part of your green project.
As a property owner, it can be an enjoyable experience to design the exterior landscape of your home; everything can be tailored to your wants and needs. It all comes down to the amount of space required for vehicles, the incorporation of shrubs and trees, or whether or not an in-ground swimming pool for those hot summer days is needed. Even though it is a big project, the end result of a beautiful and functional layout is well worth the time and effort. But when planning a design, it is often necessary to take certain legalities into consideration; namely the requirements of council ordinances.
Sometimes yards start looking…dated. The bland open lawns and tired flower beds get a bit old after many years. That’s why hardscapes made with porous pavement are making such headway in landscaping design.
Paths, patios, and tracks provide an exciting design twist to a yard’s look, and they refresh all the other elements in the landscape. StoneSet particularly is great for updating your yards look. Here are 3 reasons to touch up your yard with porous pavement hardscapes using StoneSet.
If you’ve been eyeing a bonding agent for the gravel in your landscape, chances are good you’re weighing up a lot of different factors. How difficult is this one to apply?, How much time does it take to dry? Will you need to get a team together to help, and once you have it down how long can you expect it to last before you need to reapply it?
Loose gravel and garden stones are very popular in the landscaping world. They look nice, add dimension and they are easier to maintain then mulch. But you may not always consider it for your larger projects, as it may seem too costly in both actual cost and in time. StoneSet is however, an affordable solution and can be laid quite quickly – with 150m2 easily installed per day.
In the busy day-to-day of many schools, there’s often not a lot of priority put on the hardscape surrounding it. After all, hardscapes are nothing more than something to walk on– or are they? So often we see school playgrounds filled with sand, gravel, and rubber mulch. Which are not the safest, most heat-resistant, and most environmentally-friendly options, especially for a hardscape that will mostly be used by children. Here is why schools should be adopting porous pavement instead of “traditional” school hardscape.