April 22, 2016 / By Trusst Builder Group
Spring’s cool weather makes it the ideal time to tackling some of your larger yard projects like installing garden pavers and walkways. If you’re thinking about installing such a project this year but you don’t know where to start, here are eleven excellent ideas for garden paving from Trusst Builder Group’s builders in Leland NC.
#1: Use Re-Claimed Stone
One of the best ways to spruce up your garden in a conscientious and creative way is to use re-claimed stone. You can find an incredible variety of used stone at most local stone yards. And, because the re-claimed stone is usually not uniformly cut because it often gets broken when removed from its original installation, it can lend a unique look to any garden paving project.
#2: Install Paving Stones in a Pattern
Instead of installing your square paving stones in a side-by-side pattern, try installing them at a 45-degree angle so they take on a diamond-like appearance. When installed this way, the paving project takes a lattice-like look that is much more interesting to the eye than the standard square installation.
#3: Install a Broken Paver Walkway
Broken pavers are often reduced in price because nobody wants them. But, you can create a fun and whimsical walkway by using them. Because there are no rules to follow when using such materials, you have the creative freedom to create the path you want.
#4: Combine Different Stone Elements
If you visit the stone yard and find a number of different types of stone you like, why not include them all in a one-of-a-kind pathway installation? You can combine pavers, cobblestones, river rocks, and gravel for a unique, free-flowing garden path.
#5: Use Sett Stones for a Creative Landscape Design
Sett stones are smaller paving stones that can be used to highlight certain aspects of your landscape terrain. They can be used to delineate tree and meadow areas or serve as a compelling border for any pathway through your yard.
#6: Use the Same Stones Throughout Your Garden
By using the same stones you installed for your patio for your supporting structures, like walls, borders, planters, and other applications, you can create a cohesive and attractive installation.
#7: Use Garden Stones to Accent Level Changes
If your garden has a sloped landscape, then you can use garden stones as retaining walls to form a number of steps to help break up the severity of the slope. This lends a beautiful, old world charm to any uneven garden landscape.
#8: Add Mosaic Flourishes to Your Pattern
A mosaic walkway can be very difficult and time-consuming to create, but that doesn’t mean you can’t include some mosaic flourishes throughout your installation. Simply keep your pavers wider apart in certain select areas and then fill in those gaps using smaller mosaic tiles and colored stones.
#9: Stick With the Traditional Look
If the thought of trying something creative with your garden path is daunting, then it’s ok to stick with the traditional look. A traditional blocked pathway is elegant in its simplicity, easier to install, and a proven favorite among home buyers.
#10: Offset Dull-Colored Stones With Splashes of Color
If your pavers are a dull gray color, then you can help offset that bleak tone by using colorful accents throughout your garden and/or patio. For example, add colorful pillows or throws to your lawn furniture, install vibrant yard ornaments, or paint a supporting wall a rich red.
#11: Simple and Stylish Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive
Even though garden pavers can be expensive, it doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to be stylish. Choosing an affordable paver will still provide a beautiful finish to any backyard installation. Sometimes, the simpler the installation, the more enduring its beauty.
Call Trusst’s Custom Builders in Leland NC for Your New Custom-Designed Home Plan
Spring isn’t just the time of year when homeowners tend to get busy in the backyard; it’s also when homebuyers awake from their winter slumber. If you’re looking for a beautifully-designed home with a custom paved patio and more, then call Trusst Builder Group’s builders in Leland NC today at 910-371-0307. We can help you get the home you have always dreamed about.