A walking trail is a perfect choice if you’re looking to add a a sense of allure and adventure to your garden space (especially if you’re blessed with a large garden!). You can achieve this unique look by marking out a lovely path around your garden using soil, then placing paving slabs close together to create one continuous trail. Alternatively, you can space them out to create a stepping stone effect. Finally, border your path using cobblestones or plant sods to create a neat finish to your path.
Create a grid-like pattern in an area of your garden where water tends to pool, and you’ll have the base for a lovely plant feature in your garden. Utilise a layer of soil to help soak up the water, and place your slabs around this patch to create your very own mini-garden, inside your garden. Plant some flowers or shrubs in the gaps, and the layer of soil will help to soak up the water runoff, keeping the ground dry. It’s simple and stunning, and a great way to add some character to an empty space in your garden.
The garden grid
The perfect patio
Patios are a fantastic way to extend your living space, to your outdoors. You could consider drawing your inspiration from the indoors-outdoors trend, which offers you a fresh, contemporary style (we cover this in greater detail in our post about the indoors-outdoors trend). Regardless though, you need to choose colours that match so that you can create a sense of harmony and relaxation in your garden.
Patios create a really welcoming atmosphere in your garden, and you can decorate the space with comfortable couches, loungers, and a coffee table to create a vibrant social atmosphere. It’s the perfect summer setting for when you’ve got company - whether you’r hosting a barbecue or just spending some time to yourself enjoying your favourite book while sipping a nice cold drink, a well furnished patio area is a welcoming sight for any occasion.
There are plenty of ways in which paving slabs can be used to freshen up the design of your outdoor space, these are just a couple of suggestions! If you are looking to commit to a new paving slab design, we’ve got plenty of beautiful paving stones for you to choose from, in a range of stunning colours like Kota Black, Kandla Grey and Golden Leaf.
Here at Bridge Street Stone, we supply the highest quality sandstone paving in the whole of the UK. Our Indian sandstone is imported straight from ethically operated quarries in India, so if you’re looking to give your patio the perfect upgrade this spring, don’t hesitate to give us a call today on 01282 860571 - our in-house experts are always happy to help!