The natural decoration of the yard is preferred from most of the owners. With natural materials like sand and stone, combined with verdure, the yard is both attractive and the relaxation in it is more enjoyable..
One of the main parts of the yard is the pavements. It’s becoming increasingly popular to form paths with pavements and whole yards with gneiss slabstones, in between which there is greening grass. The forming of paths and pavements from this type is hard, since the slabstones are with different shapes. But on the other hand, this is also an important part of the attractiveness of the exterior and it is worth it to make more time for such a project. We recommend to you gneiss stone from Valmarg Stone.
The gneiss – tough material with natural attractiveness
For a pavement in the yard you need tough material, which can hold to heavy atmospheric odds. Such is the the gneiss from Ivailovgrad. Besides that, the gneiss material has two more important qualities – its surface isn’t slippery, and it’s attractiveness is beyond dispute.
The laying of gneiss slabstones upon soil
It is preferred to lay the gneiss slabstones upon the soil and not to form a concrete surface in the yard. But before that you have to even the ground well, so the slabstones won’t move due to landslide.
When to prefer a concrete base to the pavement of gneiss slabstones
The concrete base is tougher and will hold on longer than if you lay gneiss for pavement upon soil. But for such, you have to invest more means.
How are the slabstones stabilized
For the stabilization, the layer of the stabilizing material, for example from baked clay solution cannot be laid upon the whole surface of the yard. You have to lay the stabilizing material under each slab stone separately in the yard..
How big should the fugues be
The width of the fugues depends on your preferences. After all, they don’t have to be very big, because they have to ease the walking on the pavement. But in the places around the bushes and the trees the fugues may be bigger. That way the more lush greenery of the grass will add to the greenery of the bushes and the trees.
After the laying of the slabstones, you can sow the grass
As we already pointed out, the terrain of the yard has to be evened and clean from verdures. You can make exceptions for bushes and trees. After the laying of the slabstones and their gluing it is time to sow grass in between them. It is preferred for the grass verdure to be filling in the fugues and the places, where you walk If you decide to plant flowers or small bushes in between the fugues, do choose places far away from the paths in the yard.
It is good to use soil mix, rich with manure. Mix the seeds with the soil mix, fill the fugues and sprinkle a cover of sand. The role of the sand is to hold the humidity.
After the grass grows, you have to take care of it regularly, to water it, and when it grows to trim it. The watering has to be lavish, especially in the summer, since the slabstones heat easily and the water evaporates.
Arrange the gneiss stones after 2-3 years
With the growth of the grass, lots of roots form, and also unevenness in consequence of the growth of the roots. That’s why every 2-3 years, it’s good to rearrange the slabstones and remove the excess roots.