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Patios

The patio is a vital component of any garden design. It can be used as a foil connecting the house to the garden or as a functioning area leading you into, and through the garden. It can be described as an outdoor room when the weather is fine.

Discover the style and elegance of patios designed by Kevin Baumann of Landscaping.ie 

There are many things to consider when planning the patio including:

Material: The material used must be dense, durable, hard wearing and non slip. The garden style will also decide what material to use eg. Limestone for traditional, granite for formal

Position: Must be placed in a sunny location ideally with no overlooking windows for privacy

Patios and Paving Before Work

Patios and Paving Before Work

After work, Cota brown limestone patio

After work, Cota brown limestone patio

Size: This is dependant on budget, how big the garden is and size of the family

We have extensive experience in patio design and installation as illustrated by our extensive portfolio. Our preferred material is natural stone as it gives a superior appearance. It comes in many different colours/types. When deciding, will provide you with samples to choose the right patio material for your garden. The following are the types of stone we like to use in our garden designs:

Granite: Natural, dense, hardwearing, formal, available in two colours.

Limestone: Natural, dense, hardwearing, traditional, available in many colours.

Indian Sandstone: Natural, porous, hardwearing, traditional, available in many colours.

Liscannor: Natural, dense, hardwearing, traditional, available in one colour.

Turkish Travertine: Natural, porous, hardwearing, formal, available in one colour.

Bradstone: Man made, dense, hardwearing, formal/natural, available in many colours.

Pathways

Pathways are an important design component in any garden. It is not only about reducing wear on the lawn or for getting from A to B, its about creating a journey through the garden. The pathway can become one of the defining elements of your outdoor space. It can offer an enriching and uplifting experience as you explore your garden. The pathway should reflect the style of your garden, soft gravel that crunches under foot for traditional to straight and angular granite for contemporary. There are many different styles of pathway that work within many styles of garden. A straight pathway can be every bit as charming and elegant as a curved pathway, both can embrace the clean lines of your outdoor space, and can help highlight some of the other features in your garden. The garden paths act as the backbone of garden design, providing structure and order. We have designed and custom built many different types of paths. Our preferred material is natural stone. Once we have agreed a design we can supply samples of stone which we recommend. The types of natural stone we have used over the years include:

Granite: Natural, dense, hardwearing, formal, available in two colours.

Limestone: Natural, dense, hardwearing, traditional, available in many colours.

Indian Sandstone: Natural, porous, hardwearing, traditional, available in many colours.

Liscannor: Natural, dense, hardwearing, traditional, available in one colour.

Turkish Travertine: Natural, porous, hardwearing, formal, available in one colour.

Bradstone: Man made, dense, hardwearing, formal/natural, available in many colours.

Gravel: There are many different types of gravel to choose from. Our favourites include Dunshaughlin pea gravel for its dark grey hues, Ballylusk for its soft baige which instantly warms an area, Crushed granite for its brightness. Whatever the effect, we can supply.

 Mowing Edges

The mowing edge is a very important component to any garden design. Like patios and pathways it forms the skeleton of the garden. It helps define a space and gives definition. It is the border between grass and bed and offers contrast. Depending on the style of garden the edge can curve and sooth a traditional space or be straight and regimented for a contemporary one. It can be created using many different materials from ordinary Tegula paviors to granite cobbles. The edge helps reduce maintenance by allowing easy cutting of grass and always holding a strong edge. So throw away your half moon and give yourself less maintenance to enjoy your garden space.