Applications for Pour On: Increasing Nature in Cities

April 10, 2018

Currently, two out of every three Australians live in or close to our largest cities and this number continues to grow. As urban development pushes its way into the wild, natural environment, we threaten the species that live there and we diminish our own connection with nature.  We must have solutions for creating greener, more livable cities that permit humans and the natural ecosystems to thrive with increasing nature in cities.

Pour On plays a major role in contributing to the establishment of natural recreation areas. In urban planning there are several factors to consider:

  • Preserving natural plants and tree canopy cover for wildlife.
  • Protecting water quality in natural waterways and wetlands.
  • Meeting carbon neutral targets through green corridors.
  • Creating outdoor recreation spaces that benefit people’s physical and psychological health.
  • Building parks that are relatively self-sustaining and maintenance free.

The challenge lies in establishing outdoor spaces that combine natural and manmade elements that can coexist. In parks with a lot of human activity, walkways and areas that receive the highest volume of foot traffic need stable, durable surfaces.

Why is Pour On part of the solution increasing nature?

Pour On is a binder that is ideal for commercial parks designed to include natural flora and fauna.

  • The binder holds the gravel or decorative stone in place, creating a solid surface that can withstand constant foot traffic.
  • It is non-slip, making it safe for all ages, even in rainy weather.
  • The binder is non-toxic after it dries, making it environmentally friendly.
  • It creates a permeable surface that absorbs rainfall without flooding.
  • The gravel surface prevents evaporation, making the moisture available for the local plant life.
  • It eliminates the “greenhouse” heat effect inherent in concrete and asphalt pavement.
  • It requires little to no maintenance, and has a design life of up to 5 years.

As a landscaping product, Pour On fulfills the requirement for allowing human activity. At the same time, it protects the surrounding natural habitat and waterways. For more information about planning for city parks and recreation areas, contact us today.

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