Tips For Installing And Managing Your Landscape's Permeable Pavement
The appearance and condition of your landscaping make a big difference in the enjoyment you have in your yard and around your property. And permeable pavement is an environmentally friendly and sustainable surface that looks great and provides you surface support. Here are some recommendations to help you successfully install permeable pavement in your yard for good drainage in your landscaping.
Plan For Drainage
Permeable pavers installed in your yard are a great way to add in a paved surface to help with erosion control and improve the appearance and usage of your property. With pavement, for example, you can park your vehicle without dust and mud problems, and when it is permeable, it promotes groundwater replenishment and puts the moisture back into your own soil for the benefit of your landscape vegetation.
To install a successful permeable pavement in your yard, it is essential that you plan for a good base of gravel to help collect water runoff and help filter out contaminants. Depending on the size of your permeable pavement surface, you will need to adjust the gravel base layer thickness. For a larger surface area of permeable pavement, a deeper gravel base is needed. Talk to your landscape professional about the specifics for your pavement installation.
It is also recommended to install the permeable pavement as level as possible to help the pavement do its job. If the permeable pavement is on a slope, a great deal of the precipitation will flow off the pavement and onto other area surfaces. However, with a level landscaping for your permeable pavers to rest on, any precipitation will settle into and around the pavers to flow down into the existing soil.
Protect Your Pavement
A new permeable pavement surface in your yard is going to immediately improve your property, but it is essential that you provide it the right care so it continues to work appropriately. The pavers you have selected are set with surrounding gravel for drainage to occur. Whether the pavers are paving stones, tiles, or flagstone, they will have surrounding gravel that allows moisture penetration into the ground soil and they need to be kept clear of debris and other materials outside that can cause buildup and clogs.
For example, leaves and twigs can blow onto the surface of your permeable pavement and they can create a barrier over the surface of the drainage gravel, blocking their performance. Keep them maintained by sweeping or spraying debris from the surface of your permeable pavers. The more frequently you clean them with regular sweeping or the power of a leafblower, the more they will continue to allow full drainage and benefit your landscaping.
Contact a company like Hydropavers Inc to learn more.