Effective ways to create zones within your garden

Effective ways to create zones within your garden

A garden is much more than just a space of grass. It’s a place to play with your children, to have a glass of wine with friends, and in the warmer months, to host a family BBQ or two. With the right Indian paving stones, some clever planning, and plenty of creativity, you can create sections in your garden for different activities, making the most out of your outdoor space! And if you need inspiration, we’ve got a few handy tips for you.

1. Use contrasting materials

An easy way to start creating zones is by using contrasting materials to build the surface of your garden. Think about how you’re going to move around the space and which sections you’d like to incorporate. For example, you might have a BBQ area in the top left, so it would be handy to have an easy route to get there. 

On the BBQ area, you could pave the section with Indian sandstone surrounded by a border of loose pebbles. The pathway up to the BBQ could be a path filled with matching loose pebbles. This creates cohesion between the spaces and provides a striking contrast to your grass lawn.

2. Create a dining zone

It’s incredibly useful to have a specific dining area in your garden, which instantly adds a chic, contemporary feel to the space. It’s wise to pave this section as you would your BBQ area. To make your zoned area stand out even more, you could also raise or lower the area - a sunken dining space is very modern! Add a table and chairs or comfortable sofas and a pergola for shelter and shade.

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3. A child-friendly space

There’s nothing some children love more than to spend more time playing outside, and creating a child-friendly zone could be just what they need! It also gives you the peace of mind that they won’t be running riot across your space, keeping the rest of your garden neat and tidy. Separate the zone with a patio and add a toy box, a small vegetable plot of plant pots so they can test their green thumbs, and keep it free of hazards.

4. Add new levels

There’s no rule that says your garden has to be flat. Adding multiple levels is a brilliant way to bring that extra ‘wow’ factor to your space and create zones. Even if you have a small garden, adding raised beds and decking will make your space much more enjoyable.

Add steps up to your new level for a luxurious look, and choose Indian sandstone for a contrast. If you’d like more privacy from neighbours, add shrubbery or fencing and enjoy a secluded spot!

Creating zones in a garden is a great way to get more out of your space and transform it into somewhere you can relax, play, and entertain. If you’re interested in using Indian sandstone to pave any areas in your garden, we have plenty to choose from at Bridge Street Stone, ranging from Autumn Brown to Kota Black and Golden Leaf. We source our paving directly from India and can help you bring your vision to life. To make an order, give us a call today on 01282 860571, and we’ll be more than happy to help!