When thinking about paving a portion of your yard be sure to consider what type of bricks or rock you are going to use. Better
goes over a few of the options.
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Audra Lowe: —path and improve the curve appeal of any home but what type of paving should we use? Our design expert from Better Homes and Gardens has done all the hard work and now sharing his best ideas.
Doug Jimerson: If you’re paving your path in the near your future, be sure to consider your paving options before you begin.
Brick pavers are timeless and fit every home style. If you prefer an Asia’s look, you can’t be tumbled brick. This style of brick called Burbank Brick from Boral brick. These bricks are brand new but the—action makes them look antique. Uniform in size and shape, they’re easy to lay, and the grand burgundy color stimulates an old street.
Natural stone is a beautiful material but be sure you stick the stone from your region. This puts weight. Shipping stone across the country can become expensive.
Limestone has come in the Mid West. Thick blocks make excellent steps while thinner sheets can be used as stepping stones. Limestone varies in qualities so ask about the hardness of the stone you’re considering behind.
Blue stone is mined at the Eastern United States. Generally, a blue or pink color is a nice flat stone that provides a good footing and it looks terrific pair with brick of any color.
Concrete pavers are generally more inexpensive compared to brick and natural stone. They can also be purchased in pre-cut patterns like this circular pattern. Available on variety of colors, they’re very adorable. Installations cost for brick and concrete pavers are about the same.
Gravels are great alternative to solid pavers. Often used in parking lots, it’s a hard enough to park on, it drains well and it can be perfect for walkways or patio. It’s not recommended though if you need to shovel snow. Gravel comes in variety of shapes, colors, textures, and types. This is broken shell. So, lovely great color and compliments the nearby plants.
Chris brick is another alternative material for passer walkways. It has a lovely red color and so fine you can almost walk on a bare foot. It drains well and it’s maintenance-free. This path’s actually 20 years old but still looks brand new.
Pigra was prior most inexpensive paving option. In this path, we used it between limestone pavers. We even allowed moss flocks to go up to the stones for coloring texture.
No matter what your budget or design preferences, there’s a gravel, brick, or natural stone option for you. I’m Doug Jimerson for Better.
Audra Lowe: And if you need more landscaping ideas or other garden tips, you can check out this month’s issue of Better Homes and Gardens which is in stores now.