Some Sanibel property owners are particular about where they want foot traffic through their property. It makes sense to avoid traffic in certain areas for security reasons, safety reasons, to avoid a wear pattern in the grass or to prevent damage to delicate landscaping. There are some easy ways to control foot traffic using a variety of methods and materials.
1. Stepping Stones
Install stepping stones along the path you’d like folks to travel. This is a great idea along the sides of a house. You will have higher traffic along the side of the house especially with maintenance contractors like pool technicians and pest service men.
2. Rows of Bushes
Installing small bushes or shrubs on either side of the area you want traffic in your yard is a natural way to keep people away from areas of the property. It’s like driving on the road, you have to stay in your lane.
3. Paver Walkways
Install a continuous walkway using pavers. This is popular choice for Sanibel properties for a pathway from the pool to the dock.
4. Wood decks
Construct an entire deck, just like in a preserve area. Make it so that stepping off the wood deck is uncomfortable and folks will keep their foot traffic exactly where it should be. This is especially helpful if you are trying to preserve the natural landscape of Sanibel beach or if you are concerned about turtle hatchlings.
5. Rock or Mulch Pathways
Build a path with landscape material such as mulch or rock making the intending path of visitors and family members obvious and expected.
There are many different and creative ways to control the foot traffic on your Sanibel property. Let R & R Sprinkler and Landscape know how we can help in constructing one that works for you.