Landscaping around paver patio?

applesandshananaApril 11, 2011

My husband and I have been working at bringing together the much neglected backyard of the house we purchased last summer. (I mean seriously neglected. This is what it looked like when we moved in.)

We just had a paver patio installed this past weekend and can't decide how to landscape around it.

We can't tell if we should carry the landscaping from along the fence across the edge of the patio (leaving a gap for us to walk through) or just bring the grass up to border the pavers. We were thinking that bringing the landscaping up and creating somewhat of a hedgerow would make the space feel more cozy, but we can't choose! Need a bit of expert help :)

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should landscape it

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 6:31PM
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should landscape it

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 6:32PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Congrats on the new house, applesandshanana -- and on conquering the wild backyard.

I suggest that you use the patio for a while before deciding about adding a hedge adjacent to it. Invite some friends over and see if you have enough room around the firepit and chairs. Do you have to step onto the grass to get around occupied chairs?

Be sure to try it with a fire in the firepit: do you need to back the chairs farther away from the heat or smoke of the fire?

If the firepit is the type that converts to a table, try it that way also -- I mean you should have at least four people eat a meal on the table and figure out the logistics.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 1:09AM
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