The eco-friendly courtyard, constructed of permeable pavers and enclosed by picket fencing, accommodates both social gatherings and intimate family dinners at the HGTV Green Home 2010. Teak wood furniture provides chic seating for the space.
Permeable paving creates a striking entryway to a Sarasota, Fla., home while the front garden has a series of horizontal plinths with sculptural plants. The award-winning landscape design is by DWY Landscape Architects.
To keep the grounds sustainable, the landscaping incorporated permeable paving, mulches, recycled materials, locally sourced and site-salvaged materials and low maintenance, low-water demand and drought-tolerant plants.
For this bold contemporary driveway in Sarasota, Fla., panels of permeable paving extend the architecture and horizontal grid of the home while allowing water to percolate instead of running off site. The landscaping project by DWY Landscape Architects was a 2014 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Permeable pavement was used at the driveway and entrance court of an Idaho home to collect stormwater/snow melt runoff and allow infiltration, says Eric Venclik with Arentz Landscape Architects. The home is anchored to the site through the use of ledge stairs and rock outcroppings. Large flanking boulders create pockets for colorful plantings during the short growing season.
The permeable pavers that stand up to heavy traffic and allow good drainage that were used for the home’s updated driveway and walkway have chiseled textures and contours with random shapes and patterns with a trim detail.
A living room set brings indoor luxury to this contemporary courtyard outside the HGTV Green Home 2012. The permeable courtyard surface, paved in crushed granite and a locally-sourced specialty slate mix, allows rainwater to seep to the home's subsurface drainage system.