Our driveways aren’t the most attractive thing about our homes.
Often, home buyers and owners judge them on their functionality.
Driveways that have enough space to comfortably back out of are preferred over ones that look like a tight fit.
With that said, more and more people have realized the value that an aesthetically pleasing driveway can bring.
Those who wish for functionality do not have to sacrifice it to bring more beauty into their yard. Our driveway contractors can help at Big Easy Landscaping.
Driveways are not separate from our yards and gardens. They all come together to create one image.
Those who are viewing your flowerbed are just one turn of the eye away from seeing your lawn and driveway.
To get the picture-perfect image of the yard you want, it’s important to pay attention to every element that plays a part in the look of it.
Consider hiring a contractor to design a driveway with one of these five ideas.
Driveways to Fit Any Garden
1# Classic Stone Tiles
Part of what throws off the driveway as a beauty statement is concrete.
Concrete roads, sidewalks, and driveways have never been known for the beauty they add to nature.
In fact, people often complain that nature is being replaced by parking lots and roads.
Hiring a contractor to install stone tiles is a wonderful way to increase the beauty of your yard and garden, without sacrificing on functionality. If you’d rather have concrete, there’s a fun way to do it that’ll be talked about later.
Stone gives a natural look to your garden. It is a natural component that is not manipulated besides being shaped.
Concrete is made up of three components: rock, water, and cement. It was designed by man and is not present in the environment.
You may be worrying that your stone tiles will not hold up as well as the cement you once had. Stone is one of the strongest occurring materials that nature has to offer.
It can actually hold up longer than concrete and brick.
At Big Easy Landscaping, we offer pavestone driveways from a wide variety of materials that are sure to suit any taste.
2# Hedge Border
We understand that you may wish to keep your concrete to avoid major construction. You may also want something further to accent the stone tiles you are putting in.
A hedge border is a simple way to increase the beauty of your yard with a minimum amount of construction.
Low hedges, such as grass jointed pavers, are suited to be frames for your driveway as they are small enough to run over without damaging your car.
Hedges offer more than aesthetic beauty. They also provide the function of water retention if a flood occurs.
At Big Easy Landscaping, we can install these hedges with functional drainers. New Orleans floods a lot and all homes are at risk, so it’s important to check with our professional driveway contractors to increase functionality.
3# Gravel Driveways
When we think of gravel, we think of the roads that once existed for horse trails. Contrary to popular belief, there are many different types of gravel that can be put in during gravel driveway installation.
Depending on your preference, you may find one of these types to be suitable:
Pea gravel gets its name from its size. It comes in individual pieces that are all about the size of a pea.
Each piece is no more than 1/4 an inch and no less than 1/8 an inch. Depending on your taste, you may choose from white, grey, tan, and brown pea gravel.
You may want to pick two of these colors to add contrast.
Crushed Granite Gravel
Crushed granite gravel gives the yard and garden a rustic look. It provides a natural look that’s timeless.
Homeowners often choose to have stones put in place in between the patches of gravel to create an even deeper contrast.
You may want to choose crushed granite if you are concerned about the condition of your tires. Crushed granite comes in very small pieces that can be as small as a few centimeters. The typical color people choose is brown.
4# Grass-Jointed Geometry Concrete
We install concrete in the majority of cases.
Concrete does not necessarily have to be aesthetically unpleasing.
Our driveway contractors know how to make an art of it.
Beauty can be found in symmetry. People often find the mix of concrete blocks and grass squares surrounding them to be extremely pleasing to the eye.
This look helps the yard and driveway contrast in a seamless manner. While this is a design that seems like it would take up a bit of space, our small driveway contractors are capable of placing it onto any sized driveway.
The grass-jointed geometry concrete choice is an excellent idea if you’re worried about irrigation.
Those who would like to prevent the flooding that’s so common in the New Orleans area often choose this design because there is grass to absorb excess water should it happen.
We have stamped concrete driveway contractors and many other different concrete driveway contractors to suit any type of driveway you wish to have installed outside your home.
We offer a lawn-care service that will help you maintain the health and height of the grass.
5# Asphalt Canopied By Trees
If you’re looking to bring forth nature into your yard that a driveway often offsets it may be a good idea to consider an asphalt canopied by trees driveway.
Adult trees need to be planted around your driveway to create this look.
Those who wish to go with less mature trees will end up with this look once they have grown.
The tree canopied look brings forth images of a fairy tale or back country road that offers whimsy.
An asphalt driveway is excellent for those looking to make their driveway out of a material that is considerably low maintenance.
Asphalt is an extremely durable material that holds up well. For those concerned about the flooding that may come with asphalt, we offer drainage installation.
Contact Us For More Ideas
Big Easy Landscaping has put in many different types of driveways to suit every customer’s needs.
We’d love to help you discover the look and function you’re looking for. We also offer many other landscaping services if you’d like to further advance the look of your yard.
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