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Making a Front Yard Safe

In terms of walking pathways to and from a house to the driveway, as well as to and from the pool, it would be wise to have one of these pathways, especially if you are expecting young people and/or older folk to visit.  These pathways are practical, not just to help your guests walk smoothly around your yard, but also so that if someone were to fall on one of these pathways, you don’t get sued by this particular person or persons.  Even if this individual happens to be a family member and/or friend, you still run the risk of being sued, if someone falls on your property.  Never assume that you will not be sued and always have a lawyer on retainer, if you can afford it.  But, I digress.  

The simple fact is that, because human beings tend to lose their balance as they get older, older people to fall and break things more easily than young people.  The reverse is true for very young people, who have not yet mastered the art of being fully balanced on their own two feet yet.  So, in order to avoid a tantrum and the wrath of their parents, these Chicago Landscapers suggest it would be best to have both a sturdy concrete path for the old people and a soft patch of grass nearby for grownups to suggest that the children stroll on.  Because telling a child not to do something means that they will inevitably do it, this makes it important to have the grass, so that when the kid inevitably falls and the kid’s parents are angry at you for ‘allowing’ this horrible thing to happen to their little angel, you can safely say that you did everything that you could.  Who knows?  There is even a chance that sheer dumb luck will intervene and, when the child inevitably falls, there’s a chance that the child, at least partially, falls on the nice soft grass, as opposed to the nicely built limestone pathway.  

Speaking of walkways, it is also important to maintain one’s driveway, whether it is a paved driveway or a crushed gravel driveway.  

If the driveway in question is crushed gravel, then the annoying that cars make when they drive on the driveway is fortunately counteracted by the less likely event that, should anyone trip on the driveway, it would cause as serious as an injury if the driveway was made of concrete.  While gravel driveways are much easier to maintain, compared to concrete driveways, concrete driveways offer a more user-friendly experience for drivers who do not like the uneasy feeling of driving on gravel, in addition to the accompanying and always present noise.  Concrete driveways must be maintained, but nowhere near as regularly as gravel driveways, the supply of which must be frequently replenished.  Concrete driveways, on the other hand, very rarely require the occasional hole to be filled, so that people do not trip on them and fall on the very hard driveway, which can, again, lead to the possibility of litigation.  All and all, there are pluses and minuses to every type of driveway, and they can all be accessorized on the sides with nice grass and what not.  

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