Natural limestone is increasingly a popular choice when it comes to selecting a natural stone for garden patios and pathways.
Traditionally limestone was and remains a strong choice for gardens where a distinct architectural style was preferred over the alternative warmer tones popular in more rustic styled gardens.
Another reason behind the increasing popularity of limestone especially for Irish gardeners is that the darker tones of limestone are less prone to becoming green and therefore more resilient to coping with damp weather.
But of course the natural dark tones of limestone provides a neutral backdrop to the lush green foliage of lawn and planted areas. This neutral backdrop is enhanced during wet spells when the limestone paving becomes much darker and more striking.
Article contributed by Owen Chubb – http://www.owenchubblandscapers.com