Spring/Summer seem to be the ideal time for those outdoor DIY projects. Paver patios are an easy project that can be completed in a weekend. If you are looking for low maintenance and durability for high traffic areas – look no further than a paver patio.
Dozens, if not hundreds, of videos and DIY instructions are available online. It’s important to research any potential project and to be aware of any possible complications. Up front a paver patio might seem more costly, but in the long run you’ll save the cost of annual sealing, and repairs are low cost and simple.
One important safety tip to keep in mind, be sure to call before you do any digging to make sure there aren’t any cable, electrical, or utility lines near the area you’ll be working in. You’ll need to consider how you’ll prep the base for your patio, not only ensuring your patio is level, but that it slopes away from your home to prevent water damage in rainy areas.
Pavers vary in shape, color, size, and material. It’s important to shop around to find the best deal as well as the best material that suits your home and landscape style. Consider varying shades and even incorporating wood elements to avoid creating a “patchwork” effect. The idea is to create a recreation area in your yard that blends with the surroundings while providing you with the entertaining space you desire.
Pinterest is an ideal place to search for inspiration, patterns, and ideas. Any time we start a project we create a board and add pictures, links to articles, and even products before we start to whittle down to the actual firm plan for the project.
Of course, DIY projects aren’t everybody’s cup of tea. In which case, look for a landscaping design professional for your project, collect some bids, and don’t be afraid to ask for references and read reviews online.