At Frontier Landscaping, we install dry-laid flagstone and pavers, using a thick layer of compacted rock leveled with sand as the base for construction. This dry-laid approach generates significant environmental benefits. Having a permeable sand-and-rock base allows water to drain and filter through the layers of soil below, reducing runoff and limiting erosion.
Parade of Homes 2016 pathway to rear patio (see previous pic for close-up).
This Parade of Homes patio view is enhanced by the textured beauty of nature. Fresh plantings are carefully spaced to allow mature growth in coming seasons. Use of accent rockery and boulders throughout the landscape give texture and dimension. Since moss, plants, and grasses grow naturally around boulders and water in nature, including those soft elements here brings true beauty in the view. A thick layer of bark dust is attractive and functional. Applied correctly, it helps suppress weeds and keeps moisture around the plants. Additional considerations for this patio include plantings that are attractive for hummingbirds, evergreens to screen for privacy (which also create bird habitat), and ornamental grasses and flowers to soften the angles of the home.
A new slate paver patio gives this Vancouver, WA residence a beautiful extension of family living space.
This slate patio and natural-style slate steps create a pleasing invitation to relax and enjoy the yard.
This circular design acts as a visual cue to set off this patio seating area from other parts of the yard. Pavers have been dry-laid for maximum stability and optimal drainage. Fresh plantings in the surrounding beds will grow and mature to increase visual interest around this relaxing outdoor space over time.
Architectural slabs provide a clean look for this paver patio. A fire-pit, steps and walls around the patio to contain garden plantings makes this an enjoyable outdoor space for family use.