Prevent Tracked In Dirt With Patios, Pathways And Pavers

The winter months can bring rain, snow and other moisture to create soft, muddy front and back yards. If you have kids or pets who love to play outside, there’s a good chance they are bringing that soft dirt and mud back in with them on their shoes and paws. One way to help reduce the amount of dirt being tracked into your house is to create patios and pathways which can create mud-free zones in your yard. Pavers are an affordable and easy way to create these outside surfaces, which can save your carpets and floors inside your home. 

Benefits Of Patio And Pathways

If you don’t currently have a sidewalk or paved pathway to both your front and back doors, now is the time to install one before the weather turns wet. Additionally, having even a small patio where kids can take off their shoes or paws can be wiped down before coming in the house can make a big difference in your indoor cleaning. 

Choosing Your Pavers

For both pathways and patios, there is an immense variety of pavers you can use for building beautiful surfaces. The type you choose will depend on the colors and shapes you prefer, along with your budget. The most common choices for pavers include: 

–        Brick. The classic look of brick can add style to any outdoor area. Brick is fairly inexpensive since it’s a man-made material. You can choose from classic red brick, or many other varieties of colors.

–        Cement pavers. One of the most affordable and versatile options is cement pavers. There are hundreds of varieties of shapes, sizes and color. For those on a budget with large areas to cover, cement pavers are definitely an excellent choice.

–        Natural stone pavers. For a rustic aesthetic appeal, natural stone pavers are the ultimate in style. Although very beautiful, natural stone pavers are also the most expensive, due to the limited supply and cost of obtaining these rocks from their natural source. 

Visit your local landscape supply store to find the perfect paver to keep excess dirt out of your home in the months to come.

Posted on behalf of Find Local Landscape Supply