The preparation of the area is critical to the successful completion of the project. If an area is not dug out properly and packed, all of the work that has been put into the project will have to be redone. Prep work is tedious to say the least. But if you take the time to do it right the first time, it will pay off later.
Forms for cement can be used and the design laid out after the area to be paved has been packed and sanded for a base. Some forms can be interconnected while others are stand alone. The ones that are stand alone require a bit measuring but allow for a bit more free style in design.
Stone and recycled materials also are great for free style design. But again, prep work is extremely important. With the many different sizes of stone, a pattern needs to be laid out over a small area. Work can then be expanded from the starting point.. After the design is fully in place, then the pavers can be packed and filled in with sand.
Filling in the area around the pavers is important for the stability of the paved area. Various types of fillers can be used. Consult your local home improvement store for the recommended filler for the type of pavers to be used.
Prices vary from budget to expensive paving systems. Doing a bit of shopping in advance and watching to sales will benefit in both quality and quantity of paving materials. Check newspaper inserts and online sales. Weight is an issue with pavers and it is probably more cost efficient if they are purchased locally.
These are just a few of the options in modern garden paving.
You can create a garden that looks like a perfect picture or a fairy tale scene. There are endless possibilities on how to decorate your garden with the right paving stone. Your perfect garden can be created by selecting the best paving stones that will fit not only your garden but your pocket too. Decorating a garden can both be easy and fun if you plan it correctly beforehand. Planning is essential since there are many ways to adapt a garden.
Paving stones vary in colour, size, shape, and weight. The options available include cobblestones, flagstones, cladding and copings. When paving your garden ensure that you have the correct equipment and tools. If you aren't able to do it yourself, then get a professional brick layer or a landscaper to assist you.
There are many paving stone designs available for your driveway, walkway or pathway. For this application, paving tiles are ideal as they are large squares that can be placed along the walkway or driveway. Grooming all pathways in the garden with paving tiles will create a smooth walkway for you and your guests.
If you have a small garden and would like to make it a cosy area, you could use cobblestones. Cobblestone ideas include a stone age design and a simulated rock design. The stone age design creates a cosy and romantic ambience which takes you back to the days of horse drawn carriages. It gives your garden a warm and inviting feeling which can make any one feel welcome in your garden.
The flagstone is handmade and is perfect for areas close to the braai or next to a bed of roses. It can be used indoors or outdoors or vice versa for a smooth but steady stay. These paving stones are durable and easy to clean so it is ideal if you aren't able to tend to your garden often.
Cladding is used on partitioning walls in the garden. You can create a modern stone rock theme in your garden. Adding cladding mends dull or bland walls and uplifts the look of your garden.