resin garden shaded area

September 29th, 2021

resin garden shaded area

A recent enquiry  came to us as follows

” I am having the solid resin but part of my back garden is in shade an awful lot.  My son in law says it will go green?  Is this right and if so can I clean that off or is it permanent damage please?

Many thanks for any help.  I  had the garden landscaped 6 years ago but they made a mess.  They did not remove a pond that I paid for just filled it in with soil  plus other problems.   So I want this installation to go ok as now I do not work its a lot to spend out again. Many thanks indeed for any help.”

Our response  with regard to this resin garden shaded area query was to suggest clarification with installer but the enquirer went on to say 

“I think they are just putting the glued type resin down not the gravel type.  Things are a little vague I am afraid but there are reasons I had to have them”
We believe reassurance was the reason so as always we aimed to provide an honest and fair  response.  We went on to say:-  
“It  depends on whether it is  resin bonded or  resin bound they are laying and the relevant effect of shady areas to the different installs.

Resin Bound is porous  so moss, algae and weeds can grow up (weeds)  or down (seeds) embed. Moss is a type of  small flowerless green plant that lacks true roots.  It grows in damp habitats and reproducing by means of spores released from stalked capsules. Algae is a simple, non-flowering, and typically aquatic plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lacks true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.

As resin bound is porous,  weeds and seeds can be an issue as roots embed this makes it harder to remove and potentially more damaging. Moss and algae causing a green/brown potentially slippy  area are a potential as well.  With regular cleanings and stiff brushing this  should be more manageable and removable.

Resin Bonded is NOT porous

Weeds and seeds are less of an issue as it does not allow the ingress of water. Therefore weeds growing up are virtually nil.  The same with seeds embedding the resin does not allow the root to go through the resin. Moss and algae as they are rootless can still develop but are easily removable with a stiff brush and as resin bonded is more anti slip and aggressive in texture than bound moss cannot adhere to the surface as well.

resin bonded stone demand resin garden shaded area

Once again to reiterate these aspects should be dealt with by your installer“.



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