Walkways, steps and garden walls work together to define the purpose of each architectural element in the landscape. Breaking up a swath of color with an accent color creates beauty, interest and purpose. This is where the border paver shines. Professional hardscapers use color, texture, lines, and a combination of materials to bring more function and interest to outdoor installations.
Interlocking concrete pavers offer the most freedom out of any hardscaping materials due to their almost boundless variety of shapes, sizes, textures and colors. Expert landscape designers enhance the line of the walkways, steps and garden walls by combining various paver colors and textures. This accomplishes the extra level of sophistication that sets custom spaces apart. Border pavers are a common element used to help achieve this effect. These enhancements can be made with varying techniques. A single border in a contrasting color can accentuate the curved lines of a walkway. A double border of different textures allows homeowners to get a custom designer look.
A pathway border sends visual cues to the observer, such as where to walk and how to enter a home. Using borders around pools provides another layer of safety to help visually mark the pool deck edge. In larger patios, borders help break up vast spaces and delineate distinctive areas. Fire features or other focal points can be outlined with border pavers for added drama.
Border pavers are frequently smaller than the field pavers. This allows them to bank corners and fit into smaller spaces with less cuts. Forma Stone, Old Towne Cobble and Chiseled Stone are just a few of the paver options available in smaller sizes.
Talk to your contractor about incorporating border details into your design or view the EP Henry online gallery for inspiring ideas.