Walkways and patios can tend to be rather blah if they are made using ordinary cement. To give these areas some personality and style, consider flagstones. They are durable, attractive, and can be installed in a nearly limitless number of configurations. For homeowners debating walkway or patio materials, contacting a professional installer to get an idea of designs that will accent the style and landscaping of any home is a good place to start.
Flagstones come in a variety of colors, giving dull areas a splash of life. They can also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Larger stones set in a pattern give an area a feel of polish and refinement without losing the natural grace that the stones provide. Random shapes give the space a kind of “jigsaw puzzle” effect that speaks to a controlled earthiness and warmth.
Textures of flagstones also vary, allowing for another layer of individuality. A smooth, glossy stone gives an aura of clean beauty and timelessness. Rougher textures elicit a sense of hardiness and ruggedness that is a perfect compliment to a natural landscaping style.
Of course, for all this beauty to take shape, a professional landscape company is a must. Attempting to construct a patio or walkway based solely on the advice of a so-called “professional” at one of the mega home centers will likely end in disappointment.
An experienced landscape designer can turn dreams into reality and provide a work of functional art that will last for years.