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tea18100 wrote:
How much will it cost roughly for this kind of driveway? Thanks.
   Comment   May 21, 2013
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Julie TerHark
In the Chicago land area I would be concerned with snow removal on this drive! I love the look though.
June 30, 2013 at 9:46am   
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June 30, 2013 at 12:34pm   
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hughk wrote:
The color of Dymondia seems to vary widely. - In this picture, it's very green...and in the shade of the tree. In the next picture down, it's much more the frequent description: silver-gray....and is totally in the sun. We'd PREFER the "very green", but our site is totally in the sun for most of the day Does the amount of sun determine the "green-ness", and if so, is there a cultivar of dymondia that is greener in the sun?
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shanbs wrote:
What exterior color did you use? Thanks.
   Comment   April 25, 2012

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Rachel Grace added this to Renovation Detail: The Ribbon Driveway
With individual concrete pads, this modern take on the ribbon driveway has an increased amount of green space and facilitates water drainage.
2. The Large DrivewayThe challenge: The driveway dominates the property, taking up a significant proportion of the front garden.The solution: Rather than using solid paving or poured concrete, add a center strip of grass or drought-tolerant ground covers. Flank this with large pavers separated in such a way as to create a checkerboard with plants growing in between.This gives the effect of another border within the front garden and extends the visual green space, making the driveway less obtrusive.Although grass could be used for this, I would opt for a tough, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant ground cover, such as elfin thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin', zones 7 to 9) or miniature brass buttons (Leptinella gruveri, zones 7 to 9). Both of these withstand heavy foot and vehicle traffic, are evergreen and need neither mowing or fertilizing. Dymondia (Dymondia margaretae, zones 9 to 11) is a good choice for warmer climates.
Repair, enhance or replace? Repairing an existing driveway or path costs far less, and takes less time, than replacing it. Cracked asphalt can be filled and a new layer of asphalt added over the old. For badly cracked concrete drives and walks, however, repairing is not an option.If your existing driveway and front walk are in good condition already, consider adding a decorative edging made from brick or pavers to boost curb appeal.

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idea for garage path
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brick
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Grass breaks up large area of concrete
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lie idea of paver for driveway
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Driveway
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alternative to solid concrete driveway
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concrete blocks with grass in between
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drive way
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add a center strip of grass or drought-tolerant ground covers. Flank this with large pavers separated in such a way as to create a checkerboard with plants growing in between.
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Like the drive, but don't know how it will look being short and going into a garage.
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Hmmmmm....
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can Jim create the mailbox? I would like that so much.
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Side walk
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sidewalk pavers
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Driveway runners?
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Grass in-between looks great.
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grass to soften concrete
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Driveway is so cool
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CUTE EXTENSION TO FRONT RIGH OF HOUSE TO EXPAND OUR KITCHEN - HMM
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grass between the concrete
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Driveway AND Mailbox!
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