A flagstone patio under the shade of a Chinese elm tree.

Landscaping can be just as much about stone and concrete as it is about plants. Welcome to the world of patios. Do you like rustic flagstone, stately slate, or modern concrete pavers? Patios can be fit into any type of landscape design.

  • Flagstone/slate: These are flat, somewhat thin, pieces of stone. They can either be uniform in shape or have a more naturalistic, broken edge mosaic look.
  • Concrete Pavers: These pavers are individual slabs of concrete. They often have a modern, clean aesthetic.
  • Paver Stones: These are usually a little smaller than flagstone or concrete paver pieces. They are often interlocking and made of stone or concrete. The design possibilities are endless with paver stones.

We often recommend installing permeable material within the hardscape. Something such as decomposed granite, gravel, sand, or Mexican beach pebble. These materials add aesthetic appeal and allow water to soak into the soil below. Not only does this discourage water runoff and pooling, but it also helps the soil’s biosphere. Ecological is practical, as it turns out.

Patios add a great place to relax or host friends and family as you take in the serenity of your landscape. Contact us today for a consultation on what type of patio would work best for your home!