Pathways are a big part of a landscape. They are frequently the most visible part, and they reflect the care someone put into the garden. If you have a dull pathway that is cracking and prone to puddles, everything else will also look rundown. So when you are looking to put a pathway in your property, you want to pick your surfaces carefully. You might, for one thing, consider porous paving.
Porous paving is paving that is made of aggregate particles bound in a high quality resin laid over a porous substrate. This is great for pathways in parks and other green areas. It lets water seep gently through the paving down to the water table, where it will keep your plants fed. You won’t have to water your plants as much, which will help with water conservation efforts.
Not only this, but with the water filtering through the paving, you skip having puddles, or runoff that creates ditches on the side of the path. With no holes forming from runoff, there are fewer places for bugs to camp out.
But porous paving isn’t just good for the health of your green spaces. It can be a design element of the landscape. Porous paving comes in a wide variety of colours and textures, which give you many design options. You can pick a colour that blends into the garden, or one that is the focus of attention. You can create a whimsical design for a fun feeling or use texture to give the garden a lusher aura.
With no puddles on the path, no nests of bugs on the side, and an inviting design, a path made of porous paving can be a joy to visit. People can walk on them whatever the weather because of the anti-slip elements added, too, and the paving can last over 10 years, so your landscape will keep its appeal for a long while.
If you are putting a pathway in your landscape or are re-doing the one you have, we strongly recommend you download our free Whitepaper to see how porous paving may suit the space: