Perhaps some permeable pavers for your garden design scheme? No? Would that answer be based on thinking “they are only used for car parks, aren’t they?”. Well, yes, they are, but in my view they can be used in other instances as well. Decorative instances applicable in, for example, patios and paths.
Permeable pavers (also known as permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP)) have open cells that are filled with gravel or grass and are designed to let water enter into their surfaces, get detained in the rock base, and absorb into the ground beneath. These makes them an environmentally good choice as they prevent pooling and water runoff. The grids come in different types, here I’m focusing on interlocking concrete grids.
The environmental benefits are fabulous. However, I’m absolutely sold on the patterns that can be achieved and are available on the market. There’s plenty to choose from, the ones seen here are some that I fancy. The same design can furthermore be varied depending if you fill the voids with gravel or grass, which can be seen below. Don’t hesitate to explore this hard landscaping option for your garden!