There's More to Paving Than Sidewalks

Everything You Need To Know About Paver Patios

Paver patios get their name from paving the way to something. They can set up a path to a section of the garden or create a section of the garden just right for sitting out on the deck chair to enjoy your garden. Here's everything you need to know about paver patios to help decide if this is the right option for your needs.

Low Cost and Easy to Maintain

Paver patios are usually on a small section of the garden, making them much easier to maintain over time. They also cost less than a full deck or patio, since you won't need as much in the way of materials. The Landscaping Network estimates the cost of a paver patio to be between $2 and $5 per square foot of material and another $6 to $10 for labor for square foot installed by a professional.

Mapping Out Your Garden

You need to map out your patio before you start laying it down. You'll need to think about why you want a paver patio and what you want to achieve with it. Draw out a plan of your garden on paper, and map out the journey from the door to the end of the patio.

This will give you an idea of size and amount of materials you'll need. It can help set a budget or determine if you need a different plan to work within an existing budget.

Your plan also helps you get around trees or underground utilities. The weight of the paving can end up damaging roots and make the garden sink.

Reasons to Have a Paver Patio

Paver patios are great for all types of reasons. If you have a pool, for example, you can create a paved walkway to stop people from walking on your lawn. This is perfect if you have artificial grass or groundcover that shouldn't be walked on. You can use the paver bricks or stones to make walkways for just about anything. Another example includes having a shed at the end of your garden and needing a paver patio to get to it. Naturally, you can also create a paver patio to use as a resting area or a BBQ area.

The key thing to remember is that a paver patio is not just a patio or deck. It can also be a walkway or just any area the paving stones or bricks are used in. To learn more, contact a company like Interstate Paving LLC