Backyard Paving Ideas


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.

Entrance Pad

  • 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.

Play Pad

  • 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.

Back Door

  • 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.

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