Hardscape features such as patios, walkways and retaining walls are great ways to add architectural elements to your home landscape. You should plan with the same level of care for these stone features as you would for a great landscaping design. Use this guide to help you prepare for all your hardscape projects.
Before you begin your project, take some time to plan it out. Here are some ideas:
|Size and Shape of Table||Patio Space Required for Comfort|
|4-Foot Round Table||10 Feet x 10 Feet|
|5-Foot Round Table||12 Feet x 12 Feet|
|4-Foot Rectangle Table||9 Feet x 10 Feet|
|5-Foot Rectangle Table||9 Feet x 12 Feet|
If you're planning for any projects that will require excavation, check for underground utilities before beginning. Call the North America One Call Referral Service at 1-888-258-0808 (or just dial 811) for a national directory of utility companies.
Once you start laying block or pavers, keep these points in mind: