Transform Your Garden Space with a Paved Area


Paving is a fantastic way to create a low maintenance, durable and stunning feature of any outdoor space. The wealth of materials available these days means that picking out paving is not unlike picking out kitchen counter tops; the colours, styles and finishes are so vast and individual.

Grass Block Paving

Grass block paving or grass guard permeable paving refers to a paving method which combines both grass and paving to create a unique look that is both suitable for use as a car parking and leisure space. Hence, grass block paving is an ideal solution for those who require or may in the future require front of house car parking space but desire equally to create an attractive and green space in their front garden. Unlike concreting a front garden to create potential car parking space, grass block paving does not over time crack or wear as obviously. Equally, when no car or vehicle is parked upon it, it instantly provides an appealing and far more aesthetically welcoming appearance to a property or home.

To learn more about the potential benefits of grass block paving and how it works, Marshall’s Grass Guard Permeable Paving Company explain all on their website. Marshall’s further operate a national network register of accredited landscape contractors and driveway installers which is an invaluable resource for anybody interested in investing in grass block paving.

 Paving Stone Circles

Because of the versatility afforded by paving stone circles, they make a very attractive feature. On a smaller scale, paving stone circles can, at their centre, feature a garden ornament, water feature or provide a level and stable foundation for patio furniture. Most commonly, stone circles are made of limestone, though hue, colour, size and designs can vary massively. Further, paving circles can be created with removed centres to allow for gravel plants and ponds. As well, paving stone circles can be used to create steps and, as such, are equally possible within tiered garden spaces. To create mosaic style designs, such as suns, a combination of limestone in a number of hues and colours provide the perfect material.

For inspiration as to the wealth of ornaments, water features, bird baths, furniture to suit paving stone circles of all shapes, sizes and styles visit Garden Ornament Direct who sell a huge range of garden items which can all be used in combination with a paving stone circle kit, such as those available via R F Landscape Products.

Wood Paving

Most people are familiar with garden decking – placing interlocking lengths of wood in a jigsaw like fashion to create an outdoor wood floor space. Wood paving, whilst similar in that wood is used to create outside flooring, is slightly different. Unlike interlocking wood boards, wood paving is a technique which involves using most commonly wooden sleepers, sliced fence posts or sliced log rounds to pave an outdoor area, much as one might lay paving stones.

Wood paving might seem an unusual choice today as concrete and stone paving is most commonly used and seen in England. The idea of wood paving though pre-dates concrete and even stone, as until recently wood was far easier to source and a far cheaper option. In fact, once upon a time not so long ago the entire of London was paved with wood. To this day, small areas of wood paving have survived in London, proving that wood paving can provide a durable and viable option.


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