5 Innovative Ideas For Planting Along A Driveway
The exterior of your home is all that most people will ever see of it, and yet it’s all too easy to keep things grey, dull and as uniform as everyone else’s.
Breaking up the grey and neutral colours with spots of green and colour brightens things up – and you don’t have to be particularly green-fingered to do it.
Here’s 5 innovative ideas for planting along a driveway that keep things looking smart, but with relatively little maintenance required…
Ideas For Planting Along A Driveway
Resin Bound Surfacing: A Perfectly Permeable Solution
The best driveway surface on the market for being used alongside plants and trees is resin bound gravel, as it’s porous. The naturally-occurring pores in the material allow for moisture to naturally drain through it, and out into the ground beneath.
Resin bound driveways sit in line with SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) standards and this promotes the drainage of water without re-routing it off (ie. using pipes or a water course). This is beneficial to your driveway and garden in two ways:
- The surface won’t hold standing water, eliminating puddles on the driveways
- Water won’t run off the flat driveway surface into areas around it, leaving no risk of flooding the garden in lower patches.
By enabling excess water to seep through the driveway, rather than off it, means that even if trees or plants have their roots and the area around them covered by it, they are still able to develop and grow as they should, with appropriate water intake too.
Driveway Edging: What Are My Options?
A resin bound driveway can be edged however the homeowner likes; be it with bricks and paving blocks, trees or flower beds. The space between the resin bound driveway and grass can be filled with loose gravel, hedges, fencing or flowers.
Tree pit packs can be purchased alongside resin bound driveways to allow for the safe enclosure of trees in with either contrasting or matching resin bound material. This keeps your driveway looking neat, whilst still allowing nature to shine through.
Trees bound by resin materials don’t need extra watering or treatment, and can be left as is once installed.
Here at Home Logic, we are the UK’s leading provider of sustainable and environmentally-friendly home improvements. Our HQ is in Southampton, Hampshire, but we have teams of tradespeople who are able to travel throughout the country!
Colour Combinations: Your Choice, Your Call
The material that makes up resin bound driveways is a mixture of natural aggregate such as stone, marble and recycled glass, blended in a clear resin solution.
These pieces of aggregate can be mixed and matched in colour or shape combinations to best suit the homeowner’s requirements. This could be to match the exterior walls of the home, to complement the flowers, or to contrast completely, and make a stylistic statement.
Garden Pathways: When Form Matches Function
If you have green space or decorative flower beds, why not install pathways that lead those on foot through them before arriving at the front door? Pathways too can be poured using the resin bound material that’s used on driveways to keep a solid and even surface, that allows natural drainage.
This can be done in the same colour/material combination, or a contrasting one.
Design The Driveway You Desire!
Whilst you may want to hire a landscape gardener to design your front garden, it’s also worth hiring a professional to lay your resin bound driveway. Installers need to have access to the relevant equipment and materials, and to be appropriately qualified and experienced.
Here at Home Logic, we are the UK’s leading provider of sustainable and environmentally-friendly home improvements. Our HQ is in Southampton, Hampshire, but we have teams of tradespeople who are able to travel throughout the country.
What’s more, our talented team are on hand to advise you and make recommendations on what’s best for your property and circumstances. The team will even carry out a full home survey, and supply a bespoke quotation, completely for free, and with no obligation to buy.
Take the first step to putting your ideas for planting along a driveway into action today, by calling 0800 1700 636, or simply clicking the button below!