There are a lot of choices that you will have to make when you are looking at garden paving. There are literally hundreds of different types of paving stones and ways to pave your garden. You can choose from the type of stone that you want. The first thing you want to do is decide what you want to pave.
Designing a paving scheme is the first step to paving your garden. First you will need to think up a design and then map it out on paper, taking measurements. Then go to a garden store, hardware store, or anywhere that sells paving supplies and pick out your stones.
When picking stones you have to make sure the ones that you pick are suited for your garden and climate. You want to choose the type of stone that matches both your style and your garden. Once you have chosen you will need to start your paving.
When you start you want to dig out the area that you have planned so that it is level. You do not want any uneven ground under your paving stones. Once this is done you want to lay the stones down according to your plan.
After your stones are down you want to put them you will need to fill in the spaces in between them with either pebbles or dirt. It is best to speak with a landscaping specialist before undertaking something as complex as paving a full garden.
Full garden paving is increasing in popularity because it is low maintenance and easy to do. There are plenty of different types of paving. One of the most popular is to pave large areas of your garden and leave some of it in beds. Talk to your local landscaping store to get ideas for what would be best for you.
When you are want to do a project on your own,it helps to do some planning. One of the aspects of landscape planning is where to find garden paving ideas. As this is just one of the many decisions you have to make that may put a crunch on your budget, it is best to take some time and do the research.
If the purpose of the landscaping project is to update your property, there are many different places to look for ideas. The Internet is of course, a great resource for for all types of garden paving design ideas and patterns. You should also visit a garden or home improvement center to get a feel for the different types of textures and shapes that are available. When you are thinking about selecting river stone, for example, there are many different colors and sizes available. This is somewhat dependent on the region you live in for the colors available.
The colors of the landscape should compliment the color of your home. Different designs can be created with a bit of planning and some sketches. Patterns can be blown up and the rocks can be arranged in beautiful patterns. This goes for bricks also. Cement "stones" can actually be made in forms. You can buy these at various home improvement stores and sometimes, hardware stores. Color can be added to the cement to make the forms look like natural rock or brick. The formed cement allows for fine sand or mortar to be added to make the cement look like actual cobblestones.
Many women's magazines offer feature articles on various types of landscaping ideas with a budget in mind. Home and garden magazines and country living magazines all offer great ideas. Magazines about different major cities can offer garden paving ideas for the urban gardener. Don't forget to just drive around the various neighborhoods in your area to scout out ideas.
No matter what you decide, make sure to decide on a plan and don't start buying something just because it looked good in the store. Chances are it won't last outside of the store.