A paved patio area in your back garden provides the perfect space in which to enjoy your garden, indulge in some al fresco dining, entertain guests, or simply relax with a good book. Patio paving stones look great and they're fairly easy to lay. If you're laying them over an area of grass or soil it's important to compact the soil first to provide a stable base for your patio.


A patio is also easy to care for; paving stones can be swept to keep leaves and dirt at bay, and can be cleaned with a pressure washer to keep them looking their best. Having a paved patio area also reduces the amount of grass in your garden, thus cutting down on the time and energy that goes into keeping grass in good condition.


If you're looking for ways to jazz up your patio and inject some new life into it this summer, we've come up with nine top tips to help you pimp up your patio! 


From laying Indian stone paving and creating a herb garden, to building a stylish pergola and adding a peaceful and zen-like water feature, our handy infographic has some great ideas to help you make the most of your patio and enjoy spending time in your back garden!

 

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