Landscape Idea

Check out Columbus Paver Patios. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to hang out, to smell the roses, to work outside on the laptop while your children run around in the lawn? Who wouldn’t want such a serene and relaxed environment in their own yard, right?

For now I can only imagine having the privilege to lounge like that since we live in an intermediate terrace house with limited front yard.

Our current front yard comes in poured concrete courtesy of the housing developer. The neighbors have put outdoor tiles and gravel on theirs before they moved in many years ago.

It has been almost 6 years since we moved in yet we are still thinking when and how to renovate our front yard. Finding a reliable contractor that can make the mini patio fast is another issue. Most of the local contractors drag their work week after week which I find really ridiculous.

There’s also different type of floor materials to be considered. Like I said, some people prefer gravel and outdoor tiles while others go for timber decking, stones or concrete pavers.

For a person who likes to do gardening like me, I think using tiles or stone will be slippery when wet especially since I like to water my plants at least 2 times a day. For tropical weather, we also have to consider the heat absorption rate. Wood would be the most cooling but could it last during rainy season?

And then the matter of design and style of the patio pavers. Should it be rustic or formal? And the design on how the pavers should be laid – basket weave pattern or running bond? Herringbone or jack-on-jack?

Of course if you have found a good contractor to start with, all these planning issues will be solved quickly.

Oh, I am also thinking to have additional feature like pergola so that my plants of flowering vines can climb.

Check out this amazing Rangoon creeper. It took me almost 2 years to wait for it to start blooming. Rangoon creeper is the type of plants with flowering vines that twine and climb when provided with support from a trellis or arbor.

For the time being I just let it climbs over the wall that has our post box and garbage bin.

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