Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and relish that perfect humid/ sunny weather, vitamin D and spend more time in nature. If you’re not out and about traveling abroad or simply going to the park, you can still partake in the summer fun, right in the comfort of your own backyard.
That’s right. A completely revamped backyard patio could make your summer weekends feel a bit more accommodating and comfortable. No matter your summer needs, with simple yet precise patio modifications, you can create a space you can be proud of. In this post, we’ll share some simple things you can do and materials you can use to revive your own backyard patio.
- Clean and Refinish
If you have an old concrete pad that requires a bit of touching up, this might be the perfect time for that. Sometimes concrete pads can look weathered and worn out. If that’s the case, the first thing you will need to do is clean it and spruce it up with a round of power washing.
Doing so will remove all the dirt and debris, but will also get a fresh wash aspect. Next, you will need to apply a special concrete primer. Note that you will have to apply it evenly across the surface. Now you will have to apply a second layer of resurfacing that you can find at any local hardware store.
- Flagstone and Pea Gravel
When it comes to natural-looking patios, stones of all shades and sizes are a must—experimenting with mixing and matching different textures of skifer to build a unique stone patio. Mixing materials will make it easy to design a wide, open patio space while cutting down on costs. For instance, less expensive pea gravel can be used in combination with some pricier flagstone or heller to create a natural-looking backyard patio.
- Gray Flagstone
Who said stones are boring? Natural stone is a time-tested material that won’t fail to surprise even the pickiest homeowner. Gray flagstone makes for an amazing material that isn’t only incredibly resistant but also aesthetically pleasing.
Limestone is a beautiful stone, accessible in many shapes and shades. It’s also very versatile and can be easily combined with other materials like brick, wood, or kantstein and also used for patio floors. Limestone works great if you need to build retaining walls and other landscaping fixtures.
- Stamped Concrete
Want your patio to look as natural as possible but without paying the high price? Acid-stained or stamped concrete is a less costly way to revamp your backyard patio. Stamped concrete easily replicates flagstone, bricks, even wood and can be used for courtyards and patios, and of course, pool decks, driveways, and paths.
Improving your backyard patio doesn’t have to be a hassle, but it can be pricey. Take your time to assess your patio needs and financial options before anything patio-related.