They say the streets of heaven are paved with gold. Well, pavers on Earth might not be golden, but they sure can turn a landscape into a lovely haven. We will guide you through some ideas on how to use pavers in your landscape.
What type of wood is the best for landscape pavers?
Not all types of wood are suitable for landscape pavers. Take oak for example which will result in early decay. Black Locust wood, however, has a natural life span of over 50 years. It is a type of wood material that belongs in exterior areas due to its longevity, rot-resistant, and anti-fungal properties without the help of any toxic chemicals. In case you are contemplating what material to use for your next landscape pavers project, we also made a comparison on different outdoor paving materials.
Landscaping ideas with ProFlow Permeable Pavers™
Outdoor spaces are where people want to hang out on a cool evening or a bright sunny day. Whatever activities you have planned for your design area, pavers can help make your backyard, front yard or even urban green space the perfect staging ground.
- Make a decorative walkway in your yard
If you would like an elegant but natural walkway leading up to your door or around an urban green area, arrange small wooden blocks evenly like the one pictured. You are adding a landscape feature that people will regularly walk on, so you will want to choose pavers that are comfortable for walking and cool on the feet.
- Create a distinctive driveway with pavers
Your driveway takes up a big chunk of your front yard. Why not make it an interesting part of your landscape by adding small blocks of wood pavers? You will not only get an impressive finish but they will provide a highly permeable, durable surface that will last for decades. ProFlow Permeable Pavers™ made of Black Locust wood are strong enough to bear the pressure of a 60-ton crane driving over them.
- Decorate your tree pits with permeable pavers
Even if you do not have a lot of space in your garden or the budget for an outdoor landscape project, you can still use pavers to elevate your landscape design. Pavers are perfect for decorating tree pits, as they are a permeable surface that allows air and water to flow through the voids of the pavement.
- Use an unexpected color and texture for landscape pavers
Naturally, ProFlow Permeable Pavers™ made of Black Locust wood will have a light brown color, however, it is also possible to give the landscape pavers a black finish with a sustainable method: an ancient Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban. The aesthetic is popular as a rustic, textural design element for landscape projects.
- Go for a natural look with your patio
Enhance your landscape by installing a wood paver patio. When it comes to choosing materials to construct a patio, the benefits of Black Locust wood pavers outweigh many other options in the landscaping industry on a number of levels including durability, sustainability and aesthetics.
We hope you found some inspiration for your next landscape pavers project. Please contact us if you are interested in elevating your landscape architectural project with ProFlow Permeable Pavers™ made of Black Locust. With our experience in design and lumber, we are here to help you in all your sustainable landscaping needs.