NAPERVILLE PROJECT – permeable walkways, recycled and local materials, rain gardens, wildlife habitat, native plants
A small concrete stoop and walkway were transformed so homeowners can now enjoy the front yard and hang out on the porch like we all used to do. The decking material is made from recycled milk jugs manufactured locally. A native plant garden infiltrates run-off from adjacent driveway while providing wildlife habitat. The new permeable walkway was constructed from pavers destined for the dump.
Front rain garden, outlined in yellow, shown in early spring captures run-off from th entire front half of house while any overflow is infiltrated by surrounding native plant gardens.
Fire ring sitting area is made of permeable materials and recycled pavers along border. Adjacent paver walkway is permeable.
A prairie garden in side yard provides privacy, habitat for birds and butterflies, plus interest all year long while infiltrating run-off from rest of the property.