Too many times we see the same driveway or patio over and over again...well, we think it’s time for a change. Turf pavers are what all the cool kids are doing.
Today, I was flipping through the channels on my TV and came across a (faux)reality show. I couldn’t really tell you exactly what was going on or what the story was, but I can tell you what stuck out to me...the driveway! I assure you, it was no ordinary driveway. It didn’t look like the ones you see in most neighborhoods...you know the ones—boring concrete slabs. I’m yawning just thinking about them because I have such a love for turf pavers.
Seriously...how cool does this look? It’s so weird to think that it’s a simple mix of turf and concrete. I never would have thought that having grass play peek-a-boo in the concrete cracks would be so aesthetically pleasing! Some driveways are on an incline and it would just look silly to use turf pavers, but that doesn’t mean that you’re banned from using them as part of your landscape design! It would look pretty darn awesome as a pathway! Don’t you think?
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For those of you ladies out there who love them some pumps—if you step accordingly you’ll never have sinking heels with turf pavers and that’s a fact! This pathway is interesting to me because it’s a lot smaller than the slabs that I showed y’all before. Regardless, I like it anyway it comes! Which do you like better?
Said best by Journey, “Any way you want it. That’s the way you need it. Any way you want it.” Applied to this situation, that basically means you can have it big or small, rectangle or diamond-shaped, any way you want it! I haven’t seen a picture of any style of grass grids I haven’t liked. What I think appeals to me most is that you don’t see ground covered with many things that really have a cool factor!
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We’ve talked about using turf pavers for driveways and walkways, but what about near the edge of a swimming pool? Because in case you were wondering grass pavers look fantastic there too!
Polished and easy to maintain are words I would use to describe this look...both of which I consider selling points! Some of y’all might be thinking that turf pavers aren’t for you because you might want more greenery and less cement...to that I propose a solution. I like to call them backwards turf pavers...mostly because I don’t know what the correct term is.
Turf has come a long way. It looks less like wannabe grass and more like what I imagine heaven’s backyard to look like. Perfect, crisp, and the best shade of green, and maintenance? Slim to none. No mowing, no watering, no weeds. That sounds like something I want to invest in!! If you don’t mind the extra work/cost and love the real thing, you can also use real grass and concrete slabs to get the look.
As much as I’ve loved visiting with y’all and talking turf pavers, I think it’s time for me to let you go hire the person that's going to transform your driveway/pathway/patio/deck. I’m thinking you’re going to love it.
To recap: you’ll find the appeal in this type of landscaping for these reasons: a) uniqueness, b) pleasing aesthetics, and c) extremely low maintenance. Take those three findings with you and you’ll have no choice but to go for the green (pavers). What do you think of this exterior design trend? Let me know, below!
**Featured image via Concrete Network