And if you give relief to your garden by putting here or there a coating in stone or wood. Discover our selection in the photo slideshow ...
With today's highly diversified garden offer in colors, shapes, sizes and styles, one can easily create an attractive space with stone. The wood is also more and more appreciated for its warm, sensual or rustic side. We can even combine the two by taking slabs of reconstituted stone imitating the veins of the wood!
If green has no credit to you, that the very idea of mowing gives you pimples, opt for a non-vegetal coating. Easy to maintain, wood and stone offer many benefits. In bad weather you will not have muddy feet, and in good weather you will have the chairs in the place you like, without your chairs sink into the ground. However, this type of covering must not cover too large areas, otherwise the atmosphere around the house will overheat.
1. Think about the location of your coating before you decide, to integrate it well into your environment. A fully mineralized area around the house may sound cold and monotonous. The wood is warmer, but it gives a particular style. As a general rule, it is best to divide the space into parts, some of which will be dressed with plants and some of the cladding of your choice.
2. Let your imagination guide you and do not hesitate to marry several different coatings. In the city, on a small surface, the animation on the ground is an integral part of the decor. In this way, wood and pebbles harmonize very well in a contemporary place, such as the seaside, gravel in many colors creates attractive patterns and contrasts, slabs associated with cobblestones or gravel become dynamic ...
3. No question of concreting everything. Combine perennials and groundcovers with your mineral surface, creating patterns or removing some slabs: rainwater will infiltrate better into the soil, and it will remain alive, which is good practice ecological to adopt. For the same purpose, lay your pavement on sand bed and keep wide sanded joints in which you sow grass or plant miniature perennials.