Paths, Paving, and Patios

Laying a patio

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Paths, Paving, and Patios on June 1st, 2011 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Take your time at the planning stage, if you have decided to lay a patio. After all, it’s a permanent feature and everything from choosing your slabs to ensuring good drainage needs close consideration before you begin work. On this latter point, it is important to maintain a gentle gradient away from your house and ideally towards groundwater drains. For small patios you only need a spirit level to judge gradients – for larger ones, laying out a sloping string line across the site provides an accurate guide to follow. read more »


Laying a gravel path

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Paths, Paving, and Patios on March 3rd, 2011 by Julian Cassell – 2 Comments

In terms of keeping it simple, laying a gravel path is about as easy as garden construction gets. However, if you want it to look good, and be easy to maintain, there are a few necessary precautions to take in its design. read more »