Creating Your Dream Patio
A natural stone mined from quarries, fieldstone features an unmistakable look, at once earthy and distinguished. The heavy, irregularly shaped and sized stones, however, discourage installation by the casual DIYer.
Typically the least expensive to build, a concrete patio may be shaped, painted, stained, stamped or colored, though in its most basic form, will be nothing more than a square or rectangular slab.
Gravel is a quick and easy patio option that offers excellent drainage, and when installed over fabric landscape liner, it effectively deters weed growth. If you expect your patio will get considerable foot traffic, avoid round, pebble-like stones in favor of crushed gravel, whose angularity helps the installation stay in place.
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