Paving Ideas For Your Garden

Posted by AnneMehla on March 15th, 2017

If you’re in the process of putting your garden together, you might have been tempted to choose the same or a similar paving product to what your neighbours have used and just laying it everywhere. By using some great details and creative twists, however, you can add some real personality and individuality to your garden. In the list below, we have outlined some of our favourite paving ideas in the hopes of giving you some inspiration.

  • Mix dull with colour
    Grey paving has a tendency to look pretty miserable when everything around it is also grey. When combined with pops of colour, however, its beauty is really brought out. Colour can come in the way of plants that surround the paved area or furniture. You could even choose a coloured mortar that adds some contrast to the area.
  • Play with pattern
    You don’t have to lay paving in the same pattern all the time – think outside the box and do something a little different. Why not place square pavers on a 45 degree angle so they resemble diamonds? This can add a real flow to the space that draws the eye in. You could also place the pavers further apart instead of butting up against each other.
  • Go traditional
    There is nothing wrong with preferring a more traditional look. Choose pavers crafted from your favourite stone then lay them in regular rows (where the seam falls in the middle of a paver above and below). This is quite an easy look to achieve, as most products will arrive in regular widths so you’ll spend less time cutting them to size.
  • Opt for setts
    If you think that land forming is a trend you would like to follow, pavers are the ideal accompaniment. Use the pavers to outline the path that you would like people to walk down, then plant grass in all the spaces that aren’t covered. You can play with the length of the grass in each of the different sections, making it obvious where to walk.
  • Step up or down
    These days, many gardens have height changes that are mandated by the flow of the land. Choosing to pave the steps can prove to be an expensive exercise. One alternative is to plant grass on the steps and use stone as retainers. As well as reducing the cost, this is great when larger steps are needed, as the look is truly unique.
  • Add in special touches
    Creating a large mosaic in your paving is not only daunting, it can prove to be quite costly. Instead, why not use small areas of mosaic inlay amongst the pavers? By choosing glass or sparkly bits, the sun will reflect off the objects and really draw attention to the area. Just ensure that you lay out everything before setting it to get an idea of the overall look.

If you are on the lookout for some paving ideas for your garden, we hope that you’ve found the above list useful. At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do the same thing as the neighbours (unless, of course, you have a body corporate that mandates you do). Paving can be the perfect way to add personality and individuality to your property, so be sure to think carefully about your selections. Yarrabee & Castlemaine provide all type of stones including sandstone, limestone, granite, travertine and stone pavers in Australia.

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