Walkways add a sophistication to your property. They are the backbone of your landscaping design and are vital to curb appeal. Walkways direct traffic to where you want it to go and what you want it to see, inviting exploration of all the hard work that goes into landscaping without destroying any of it. First impressions are lasting and a walkway invites your company to your door.
This is your landscape’s welcome mat. It should be clean and visually appealing. There are a wide variety of materials to choose from that come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Make your walkway appealing to your guests.
Increasing your property value is another benefit of well-constructed walkways. Even simply constructed walkways improve value. The better the design and materials, the more your property value will increase. According to the National Association of Realtors, well-designed walkways can improve home values by $5,000 to $10,000.
Specifics on Walkway Design
Walkways should be:
- Safe, level and evenly surfaced to prevent trips and falls
- Smooth for the ease of clearing debris and snow
- Elevated or sloped just enough for effective drainage
- Wide enough for two people to walk comfortably alongside each other
- Comfortable underfoot
- Made with durable materials
- Constructed with a proper foundation to prevent decay
The Practical Need for Walkways
Walkways protect landscaping design by preventing disturbance of plants and compacting soil in areas where compaction prevents lush grass from growing. By directing traffic, landscape features can be highlighted or protected.
Walkways are important to keeping a home or commercial building clean. Dirt and gravel brought into a building ruins flooring with scratches and grime. Walkways also save floors from grass and dirt stains and improve and preserve property values as well as landscaping.
The less dirt and debris brought into a building, the less there is to clean and the less often that cleaning must be done.
For choice walkway construction materials, check out the large selection of products at Green Landscape Supply in Buford and Peachtree Corners, GA.
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