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How to Lay a Paver Patio or Walkway

Adding a patio or walkway to your yard is a great way to personalize your landscape and expand your living space. These simple projects let you create an inviting and eye-catching outdoors.

Paver Patio and Walkway.

Paver Patio

Learn an easy way to beautify your backyard and create an outdoor living space with paving stones. Watch the video and read our step-by-step instructions, complete with a list of the necessary tools and materials as well as ideas to make the most of your patio.

Paver Walkway

Pavers make creating an attractive walkway a simple do-it-yourself project. Our video shows you how. Read our walkway how-to for project steps, a list of the tools and materials you need and tips for beautifying your new walkway.

Concrete Patio Upgrade

Paving stones quickly add texture and style to a simple concrete slab. Watch the video to see the transformation from basic to beautiful and take a look at our patio upgrade article for tips and basic steps.

Project Planning

Your plan for using a patio or walkway helps determine the location, but also consider how your project will affect sight lines from windows and doors. Avoid areas near large trees — the roots are difficult to deal with, and damaging them could harm the trees. 

Read our Wall Blocks, Pavers and Edging Stones Guide to learn about the different types of pavers and stones available. See Planning for a Paver Patio or Walkway to learn how to estimate your project materials.

See How Your Neighbor Did It

Blogger Sarah Gibson tackles a custom patio paver project.

Don't just take our word for it. Sarah Gibson of Room for Tuesday, took on this project with her husband and the results are impressive. She'll walk you through her real-life process of installing a custom paver patio.

See how she did it.