If you are looking to increase your outdoor living area without buying a new home, then think about adding a patio.  Patios come in all shapes and sizes.  They can be small and reserved or large and luxurious.  Wallace Lawncare and Landscaping is here to design the perfect patio for you and your family.  We can help you create more outdoor living space while at the same time increasing the resale value of your home.

What is a Patio?

Patio is a Spanish word that means a courtyard of a house or building.  Traditionally, a courtyard is an open space that is directly situated on the ground.  It is normally surrounded by walls or buildings.  So, a patio is similar to a courtyard because it is an open space that is placed right on the ground.

The Looks of a Patio

The nice thing about a patio is the fact that it can be attached or unattached to your home.  While designing your patio, you should keep the surrounding landscape in mind.  A patio is versatile and can take any shape.  The materials that a patio can be constructed out of varies.  You are not limited to and particular material, but here are a few options:

  • Concrete
  • Pavers
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Brick
  • Pebbles
  • Rock
  • Pea Gravel

Most patios sit upon a slab of concrete or a sand and pebble base.  Your patio can be built directly on the ground so that it does not require safety rails.  A few reasons to add a patio are:

  • To entertain
  • To Provide Privacy
  • For Relaxation