Backyard Patio

Who loves to sit out on a patio to enjoy the sun?

The yard

The yard

 

Everyone, right?  Yes!  So, I’m making a patio.  It is worth the effort of hauling gravel, sand, cobble stone, and pavers to create a space to sit out enjoy the sun, the gentle breeze, and a nice cup of coffee or tea.

Laying down the pattern

Laying down the pattern

 

Here is an aerial shot showing the completed patio; a criss-cross pattern with pavers and an outline with cobblerocks to create texture and highlight usable space.

stair-steps

stair-steps

 

 

For continuity, I repeated the stair-step of the retaining wall in the rounded corner with the pavers and cobblerock.  This gives the eyes a focus point and creates movement;thereby, increasing interest and the feeling of openness.

 

 

There is a walkway joining the backyard with the front driveway.  The path is shaded on one side by ferns and the tan wall of the house of the other.  A triail of cobblestone borders each side to give balance and added color to the neutral landscape.  The walkway also serves for storage of garbage and recycle bins.

ariel shot

ariel shot

the walkway

the walkway

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