Top 6 Best Dust Suppressants in Landscaping

Dawn KruegerDust Control, Landscaping

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One of the biggest challenges that people face when it comes to landscape design and landscaping maintenance is controlling dust. It is quite important to suppress dust to ensure the good health and aesthetic appeal of the landscape. This is why we thought of sharing a list of things that you can add to your landscape to minimize dust.

1. Magnesium Chloride and Calcium Chloride

If you are looking for an effective method to minimize the presence of dust in your garden, you should think about adding magnesium chloride or calcium chloride. Both these chemicals received a lot of attention in the recent past for their excellent snow removal capabilities. However, it is possible for you to use these chemicals at your home because of their excellent dust-controlling capabilities.

The best thing about adding magnesium chloride and calcium chloride to your landscape is that they are not in a position to lead you to any negative consequences. You will be able to keep peace of mind and proceed with using them. On top of that, you will find it an easy task to apply these chemicals and receive their results as well.  

2. Synthetic Grass

Synthetic grass has a high dust-suppression capability, enabling you to enjoy a lush lawn without dirt and muck, and needs very little upkeep. During times of drought, this is a very enticing alternative, and it looks great in any landscape design.

If you want your children or dogs to have a playground but don’t want the dust that kicks up from playing in the soil, artificial grass is an excellent option that will satisfy your demands. It may be used to landscape slopes, swales, and other locations where you need a low-maintenance ground cover choice that can minimize erosion and does not need watering, as well as in regions where natural grasses don’t really thrive well, such as the shadow.

3. Paving stones for the patio 

If dust is a problem in your backyard, installing patios to limit the quantity of exposed soil is a simple solution. Paving marble patios are gorgeous and long-lasting, and they enable you to create appealing outdoor living spaces that might even add value to your property. They can also be used for pathways to keep the dust reduced even more, and they’re ideal for a gravel or dirt driveway in desperate need of some TLC.

Paving driveways, stone patios, and pathways may be enjoyed the same day they’re installed, giving you instant enjoyment while dramatically improving your capacity to enjoy your house.

4. Concrete 

Concrete is an unattractive material for patios, driveways, and walks, and it will crack and need maintenance over time. Because it takes time to cure, you’ll have limited access to areas and won’t be able to use your patio and driveway immediately away. It is, however, a viable solution for lowering the quantity of dirt in your house and, as a result, the level of dust.

Stamped concrete is a more appealing alternative, but it is also more costly and cracks with time. When it comes to building a driveway, walkway, or terrace, stamped cement and stepping stones are around the same price. When deciding between these two possibilities, paving stones are indeed the better choice.

5. Decks made of wood or composite materials

A basic deck may even be a do-it-yourself job, and wood and composite decks are the ideal complements to a paving stones patio or synthetic turf lawn. You may save a lot of money by doing it yourself, which means you’ll be able to create a wider deck to hide more of the empty ground in your yard. Although installing composite decking is more costly than making one out of wood, the durability, longevity, and fewer continuing care needs may appeal to some homeowners.

Decks may provide a new texture and the welcome warmth of wood to your entire backyard design whether matched with flower beds, laying stone patios, adding flagstone paths, grass sections, or other landscaping elements. Decks can serve as appealing outdoor living spaces and a dirt-free playground for kids and dogs.

6. Bark, mulch, or wood chips

Mulch and wood products create excellent ground coverings, reducing weeding, improving soil water retention, and adding color and texture to your yard. Some kinds are dusty, but any will let dust pass through if you don’t put down a thick enough coating or replace it every so often.

However, if you were using wood chips, shredded bark, or mulch in bits big enough not to be dragged into the house, apply a thick layer of the chosen material, then add more as required, you could find this low-cost dust suppression option intriguing.

Final words 

Whenever it comes to maintaining dust from your interior and exterior living spaces, bear in mind that the area nearest to your house is the most crucial. It may be impossible to entirely eliminate bare soil if you have a very big property, but you may limit the amount of dirt you have had to cope with by gardening around your house with dust minimization in mind.

Between sections of soil and your home, a paving stones patio, fake grass, or wood chips give a region where dirt and dust may naturally fall off paws and small feet before they get it inside. You might also want to consider investing in doormats that are intended to trap dust and dirt. If you have a bigger property, including a ranch or orchard, you might want to look into an environmentally friendly dust suppression solution like soybean oil soap stock, which can be utilized on a wide scale.

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