If you’ve had your eye on yard pavers and want to incorporate them in your landscape design, read on! Here are six fun and creative ways to use pavers and other outdoor masonry in Kansas City:
- Random placement: The first kind of paver placement you might envision is a symmetrical pattern over a level surface. While this is the most common way to place pavers, don’t dismiss the idea of using them in a random pattern. Sure, this type of placement might seem chaotic, but it offers an appealingly casual look with tons of visual interest. This random placement technique is frequently used when there are leftover pavers remaining after another project has been completed.
- Divide up the lawn: If you want to define spaces in your grassy areas, then consider incorporating pavers into your lawn. For example, use pavers with grass to define a larger outdoor area around an in-ground swimming pool, or use pavers and ground cover in between slabs to break up more barren lawns.
- Raised garden beds: Love to garden year-round? Take your gardening game up a notch by replacing old wood beds with raised, stacked paver garden beds. Built right, they are attractive and charmingly rustic. You can line the bottom of raised beds with pavers to prevent weeds.
- Create a path: Pavers can transform the look of larger properties—especially yards with a lot of open space. Marking paths is a way to define walkways and create natural movement throughout your entire outdoor space. The key here is to connect the paths in such a way that they not only come together easily, but act as a clear route for walking. And since pavers are versatile, they should work well with almost any ground material or level.
- Outdoor flooring: Garden paths and grass lawns look nice when broken up with pavers, but they also work well when placed closer together to create an outdoor floor. Outdoor flooring design options can range from a tightly woven circular pattern to a more traditionally shaped patio floor, such as a rectangle or square. Regardless of the shape of the floor, mix up the colors (neutrals are ideal) or shades of the pavers to create a more visually appealing yard feature. You can also build a matching paver floor underneath your fire pit or fireplace that is also made of pavers.
- Outdoor fireplace or fire pit: Cool summer nights (or even fall afternoons) make for great family time around a fire pit. Pavers are perfect for building a patio or backyard fire pit. They are strong, durable and stable, and ready to light up your night. Another option is an outdoor paver fireplace. Similar to a fire pit, but more contained, an outdoor fireplace is perfect for family time and hanging out with friends on pleasant evenings.
When searching for a company to build your paver surface or other outdoor feature, look no further than the team at MSE Hardscape Design and Installation. We offer custom masonry in Kansas City and will be happy to consult with you about your next dream project. Call us today!