Grasscrete pavers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by S Land Designs, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. S Land Designs

    S Land Designs LawnSite Member
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    Has anybody seen or used grasscrete pavers? Also, what is it exactly?
     
  2. Mats

    Mats LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. mcclureandson

    mcclureandson LawnSite Member
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    Hey Mats,

    I have a project those would be great for...what sort of turf-grass/groundcover do you recommend? I'm in South Carolina...I don't think any of the warm-season grasses (mostly limited here to Zoysia, Bermuda, Centipede and St. Augustine) would take the abuse during dormancy (and possibly when growing). How about some dwarf mondo or similar ornamental? Thanks.
     
  4. Mats

    Mats LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm in So. Cal. so I could use a fine fescue and it grows year-round. He had 'turfstone' from the street to the gate and I extended it from his gate to the garage. They have San Augustine planted in the older section but it showed wear in the area hit by the tires. It did look good in all the other parts of the drive (middle and both sides) though. The creeping nature of it covered all the concrete base in the areas not worn by the tires. But our San Augustine doesn't go completely dormant in the winter, just slows down considerably. I seriously doubt dwarf mondo would stand up to the abuse of the tires but it would look great in the areas not hit. You may have to comporomise - have it look great in all the areas not directly worn by the tires.
     
  5. mcclureandson

    mcclureandson LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Mats - I'm somewhat limited in my turf choices here (for this sort of thing) but my hunch is I'll find a good prospect by searching through the border/ornamental grasses and ground-covers...our warm season lawn grasses wouldn't take the wear, dormant or not. Also, I'm wondering if you have seen an application where the high-wear areas (two strips down the center of the drive) were pavers, concrete or ashpalt and the rest was turf-stone? Just wondering how that might look...
     

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