Landscape Design using Permeable Hardscapes in Northern VA


Landscape Design using Permeable Hardscapes in Northern VA

Landscape Design using Permeable Hardscapes

Designing your outdoor living oasis has just become more interesting since material options available to homeowners have grown to include permeable hardscape products. Permeable hardscape products are ones that allow for rain and stormwater to seep into the soil rather than running off or pool above. Allowing stormwater to penetrate into the ground greatly reduces contamination of our local water systems and simultaneously reduces erosion. Permeable options are environmentally friendly.

Where can Permeable Hardscape materials be used?

Hardscaping by definition is anything installed on your property which is not living. Plants, shrubs and all greenery fall under the category of landscaping. Hardscape materials would be used for projects such as walkways, retaining walls, patios, paths, and driveways.  Enhancing your home and property is an exciting process and as professionals in the industry, we are here to help you choose from permeable products and traditional options such as flagstone.

Examples of Permeable Hardscape Installations:

Techo-Bloc Driveway in Falls Church, VA

Techo-Bloc Paver Driveway Designed and Installed by O’Grady’s Landscape & Lawn Care, Inc. in the City of Falls Church, VA.

Hardscape Techo-Bloc Patio with retaining wall

Techo-Bloc Permeable Blue 60 Patio in McLean, Virginia by O’Grady’s Landscape.

Enriching your backyard with a patio and retaining wall can add function, use, and beauty. Pictured below is a permeable Techo-Bloc patio and winding retaining wall system in McLean, Virginia.


Retaining walls are not only functional but beautiful. The wall built with Techo-Bloc permeable materials by O’Grady’s Landscape brings character and definition to the yard. The wall can be purposed as a seating wall for entertainment too!

Permeable patio and retaining wall


Permeable retaining wall



Consciously landscaping with permeable hardscape products along with sustainable Native Plants protects and promotes a healthy environment.  O’Grady’s Landscape & Lawn Care, Inc. has been involved with environmental landscaping for numerous years. As certified Techo-Bloc Professionals our certification and years of experience make us leaders in our residential Green Industry. Please give us a call to discuss your landscape and hardscape ideas at 703-533-5001 or email us at We serve Arlington, McLean, Falls Church, Great Falls, Oakton, Vienna, Tysons Corner, Herndon, Reston, Sterling, Potomac Falls, Brambleton, Ashburn and surrounding areas since 1991.[gravityform id=”2″ title=”true” description=”true”]


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