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Perfect that patio: Garden paving ideas
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Paving ideas for your garden

Summer is fast approaching. It’s the perfect time to get your garden ready for long summer days and outdoor dining.

Garden paving doesn’t just look great, and it also adds a practical dimension to your garden. Hardwearing and accessible paths, walkways and patios mean you can enjoy your garden all the more when the sun starts to shine.

And you don’t have to be limited to traditional square or rectangular paving slabs arranged in a grid. Your garden is an extension of your home and should reflect your personality and sense of style. There’s a huge array of exciting and inspiring patio and paving ideas that could breathe a whole new lease of life into your garden.

If you want to give your garden a new look this summer, here are some garden paving ideas to get you started.

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Your patio needs to fit in with the shape and size of your garden. If your outdoor space is on the smaller side, paving is a great way to make the most of it.

To create a feeling of space, try using a mix of paving block sizes, and ensure that your chosen paving compliments your pots and garden furniture.

Raised patio ideas

Creating a raised patio area will, quite literally, take your garden paving to a whole new level! This is a particularly good approach if your garden is larger since it allows you to distinguish between your paved seating area and the rest of the space. To get creative with your garden explore our raised patio ideas article.

Raised patio ideas

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Concrete patio ideas

Concrete is a traditional and versatile choice for your garden paving. Creating smooth clean lines, concrete can be used to create a wide variety of shapes and designs. And if you don’t find the classic light grey finish appealing, tints can be added to transform the finished look to almost any colour.

Other benefits of concrete patios? They are durable and relatively cheap. You can also add textures and patterns. Want to see what you could do with concrete, read our latest article on concrete patio ideas.

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Flagstone patio ideas

Flagstone patios are relatively easy to lay and look great, especially if you’re going for a classic patio look. Flagstones are available in a range of stones, including limestone, slate and sandstone. There’s a huge array of natural tones and colours too, from greys and blues, through to reds and browns.

Flagstones can be laid in a variety of layouts. Think circular and rectangular patterns, or even randomised, path-like patterns if you’re going for a less structured look. Get inspired further with our detailed article on flagstone patio ideas.

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Mosaic patio ideas

Mosiac paving

If you’re looking for something a bit different, why not opt for a mosaic patio? Whether you choose muted tones or bright, intricate designs, this is a fabulous way to ensure your patio stands out!

While you can still follow the traditional route of creating your own mosaics by arranging small pieces of glass, tile, stone or ceramics, many suppliers now sell mosaic tiles in a wide range of colours, styles and designs. Head to Pinterest to get inspired and then unleash your creativity.

Once you’ve chosen your garden paving design, it’s time to start planning the work. To get the results you want, it’s always worth calling in the professionals and having the work done by a paving specialist.

Check out our checked and vetted traders to find someone local to you, and don’t forget you can video call them to discuss your ideas and plans for later in the year.

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