Many gardens have some sort of drainage issue; drain pipes that don't carry water away from the foundations, areas that become waterlogged during the rainy season, and a myriad of other reasons. It is important that excess water be drained or run off from a property as quickly as possible if you want to avoid damage to structures.
You can use moulds to make your own paving blocks or pave stones for landscaping projects. Save money by casting concrete for paths and walkways, laying a driveway or flooring for a patio or entertainment area.
The newly paved outdoor area is designed to provide more open space for seating and raise the level of the ground to allow for water drainage problems.
Making your own stepping stones is a quick and easy project. It takes 48 hours to make one stepping stone, but if you have access to the materials needed, you can make up more than one at a time. If you can't find a decorative rubber mat to add a fun design to the top of your stepping stones, substitute with mosaic, pebbles, or even thick, rubbery leaves.
We have looked at ideas and using reclaimed timber and wood pallet for furniture and other indoor projects, but what about using reclaimed materials for garden paths and walkways. Here are some ideas for using reclaimed materials in the garden.
If your garden is anything like mine, at the far end of my house the side path is used as a dumping ground. Here's how to lay a decorative gravel and paved path that looks good and enhances your outdoor area.
As climate change wreaks havoc on gardens, with high temperatures and either low or high rainfall, designing a low-maintenance garden makes a lot of sense.
Creating an interesting garden path of walkway is just one of the ways to add interest, texture, colour and sensual delight to a garden. When planted up with scented plants or herbs, a path is not just for getting from one part of the garden to another, it's also about enjoying the experience.
There's no reason why you can't paint a design onto a concrete slab or patio, in fact, painting concrete is a quick and easy way to update a boring concrete slab.
Up to now weeding garden paths, driveways and other paved areas has always been a tough task, with sore knees and an aching back. But now there's the Skil Weedbuster – a handy tool that effortlessly removes stubborn weeds from between tiles and paving stones.
When most people think of laying a pathway with bricks, pavers or stones, they instantly envision days of labour. Well, this project is perfect for beginners and can be completed in just one day.
If you have the opportunity to get your hands on reclaimed bricks , these make a wonderful rustic path as opposed to a more formal path using new paving bricks.
With so many options to choose from for enhancing an outdoor living space, cement pavers allow you to create a beautiful space on a budget, and outdoor spaces are just as important as indoors when more homeowners are looking to improve rather than move.
With more decorative options than ever before, concrete patios are attracting homeowners who want an outdoor surface that offers the ultimate in design versatility. Concrete patios also have the edge when it comes to durability and low maintenance.
Make a boardwalk for your garden using fence palings or scaffolding planks. This is a nice solution for a home with young children and pets that like to play in the garden - mess gets left outside.
The heady days of summer provide us with an opportunity to spend more time outside the home to unwind from the fast pace of modern living. Turn your outdoor sanctuary into an attractive spot where you can entertain and celebrate with friends and family in pure alfresco bliss.
What's the point of a well-maintained garden if trying to get around it means trampling the marigolds and leaving your paw prints in the perfectly clipped lawn?
You have a beautiful house, with a lovely garden and a nice paved driveway, but all your guests notice when they arrive, is the dull, ugly pavement that welcomes them to your home.
You don't need heavy equipment and a week of work to lay an attractive and durable path. We designed this one for simplicity and ease of construction. It's made from old street pavers and granite cobbles set on a sand bed.
Not all paths and walkways have to be straight and narrow. A meandering pathway or a combination of pavers and plants can soften and otherwise hard gardenscape.
Just as your home makes a statement about who you are and what you value, so do the patios, walkways and driveways that connect your home to the outside world.