Paving your backyard with pavers is an inexpensive alternative to hiring a professional to pour a cement slab. It requires laying the pavers on the dirt. You'll need to decide on the size of the pavers and a design.
Create a patio away from your home in your backyard for entertaining and relaxation. Draw the design on graph paper, which allows you to make changes before installing and purchasing pavers.
Build an entrance pad to your shed in your backyard. Decide the length and width of the entrance pad. Constructing an entrance pad to your shed provides you a place to wipe off your shoes and a flat surface to lay decorations in front of your shed.
Design a play area in your backyard for your children. Consider the amount and types of toys. This provides your children a designated "play pad" all their own.
Create a walkway in your backyard that winds through a flower garden or vegetable garden. Line it with potted plants or lawn decorations that stake in the ground. Let your imagination guide you as you create your walkway. Incorporate pavers of different colors and sizes to excite your senses as you walk to your garden.
Assemble a backdoor patio for your garden hose and lawn care items, barbecue grill and chairs. If you have a pool, lay baskets on your backdoor patio for guests to put their wet swimming gear in before entering your home.
- Photo Credit pavers image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.com
How to Design a Backyard Patio
Make the most of your outdoor space by designing a backyard patio that is both beautiful and functional.
How to Make a Concrete Backyard More Inviting
Many urban residents have limited outdoor space and are often faced with a concrete patio or yard. Unappealing and cold, these spaces...
How to Do a Paving Stone Backyard Project
Your most important task in paving a stone backyard is planning. When you decide on your project, consider limitations and opportunities in...
How to Install Pavers for a Grill
Installing pavers for your grill can give you an attractive grilling space for years to come. Hiring a contractor to do the...
How to Pave a Backyard
Paving a backyard reduces landscaping maintenance and provides a level surface for entertaining or growing a container garden. There are a number...
Patio Ideas for Small Backyards
Many homeowners become frustrated when trying to landscape a small backyard because there does not seem to be enough space to make...
Wood Fence Gate Ideas
Fences give homeowners privacy, keep some things out and others in. When building a wood fence around your backyard, the house is...
Design Ideas for Backyard Pavers
Pavers come in a wide range of colors, sizes and shapes. The pavers can be installed in just a few hours and...