"Crazy paving," the English call it.

In mixing paving and plants, the options are unlimited: the effects can range from tidy, formal surfaces, ready to withstand regular foot traffic, to casual bursts of foliage and flowers between stones, brick, and tiles. But the end result is the same: lively garden floors that invite people to stand or walk amid the plants. … Read more"Crazy paving," the English call it.

What’s Underfoot? A Quick Guide to Patio Surfaces

Patios and terraces have always been popular outdoor spaces. Whether a Parisian courtyard or a rooftop alcove, only porches and sunrooms beat out these paved (or semi-paved) retreats in a recent survey of my readers as the most ideal outside living space. Let’s examine some of the wide variety of patio surfaces.

Patio Stones

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Choosing the Right Paving Stone

Paving is the art of covering or laying a road or a walkway by using concrete, stones, bricks, tiles etc. Therefore a paving stone would be a stone used for paving. The paving stones have an advantage over concrete as they are stronger which most people don’t realize. Apart from the strength Paving stones add … Read moreChoosing the Right Paving Stone

Landscaping Ideas using Rocks and Stones

The possibilities, when using stones and rocks as decorating tools, are endless. Not only do the natural colors enhance the look and feel of any yard or garden, but a little landscaping, no matter how small can increase the esthetic appeal of your home and increase it’s value. Paths Creating a path, either from the … Read moreLandscaping Ideas using Rocks and Stones