Winter is on its way, with hopefully plenty of rain, and while that might mean that we spend less time out in our gardens, it’s still important to keep everything looking beautiful and tidy throughout the winter months. One of the easiest ways to do that is to utilise paving in hard landscaping designs – not only does it add character and beauty to your layout, but its low maintenance makes it the wisest investment you can make in your outdoor area.
So, if you’re in the process of designing or altering your garden, keep these ideas in mind to create striking paving layouts that everyone will envy.
- Liven up duller tones with colour
While keeping everything in a neutral palette creates an elegant and seamless feel, it can all look a little dreary when the weather is already grey and gloomy. To get around this, consider including a few splashes of colour here and there, perhaps a different colour border trim or if the paving abuts a wall, perhaps consider painting it a vibrant colour to create a feature wall which will in turn offset the paving.
- Play around with pattern
There’s a time and place for traditional layouts, but even more conservative paving schemes can allow for a little pattern play here and there to add interest and individuality to your garden. Whether it’s something as simple as setting pavers at a 45-degree angle or creating a more intricate geometric design, allow your creativity free reign to produce something distinctive and unique.
- Create garden rooms
Garden rooms – clearly demarcated areas which serve different purposes, lending an air of intrigue and interest to a garden – can be a delightful component of landscaping. Even in small gardens it’s possible to create these spaces, you might not be able to rely on hedges or trees to create the boundaries, but paving is an ideal way of delineating the different areas.
Big or small, traditional or contemporary, the possibilities with paving is endless – and it will always be money well spent as it enhances the beauty of any home and garden. For the best paving in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban, call QPave, with many years’ experience in the industry, along with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and a 12-year warranty on all their work, you can be assured of exceptional service and quality.