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Paths & Paving

Paths & Paving

With so many products, colours, types and ranges available it could be daunting knowing where to start.

However start by deciding what you need the path or paving to achieve.

 

Is it purely for a functional need, for example a path to get to the outside bin, for which a standard utility stone will serve the purpose.

 

Or perhaps you want a more decorative stone, that will link up with a patio area and match with that stone. Still functional but with more style and finish.

Your preference for the finished appearance, together with your budget available will also have an influence on your choice.

 

You can use products and colours that complement or contrast with your home and surroundings.

From natural materials such as York stone or slate, natural stone blocks also known as setts, to cobblestones, gravel or bark.

Perhaps you prefer manufactured materials such as concrete flags or slabs, concrete patio stones, block pavers, clay brick paving, coloured patterned concrete or just a plain concrete hard standing.

Of course you could also consider using a decorative edging to finish off paths and borders etc.

You can choose from a range of traditional, like rope edge or Victorian or a contemporary range, such as round or contoured.

You should also consider the use of decorative aggregates as these can be striking or subtle and help keep weeds at bay.

Look at gardening or home improvement websites, magazines or books for sources of inspirations. Find styles and ideas that can be used and incorporated into your own garden.