All About Stone and Brick Paver Patios

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Stone and Brick Paver Patios Can Vastly Improve Your Backyard

Stone and Brick Paver PatiosAdding stone and brick paver patios to landscapes is a great way to improve the value of your home home and create a great place to spend time with friends and family.

At Allentuck Landscaping Co, we view patios as an extension of your home, your outdoor family room, so to speak. A place to spend quality time with family and friends, or just decompress from a long work week. You have probably gone to great lengths to make you indoor family room special. Why not do the same with your patio? Allentuck Landscaping Co. has the talent and experience to make your patio just right for you.

Let’s start with the basics.

What Patio Material Is Right For Your Patio?

Flagstone and brick pavers are both great materials for your patio.

Pennsylvania Flagstone is a natural gray stone available in different sized squares and rectangles, for a more formal look, and irregular shapes, for a less formal look. It can be installed on a concrete base with mortar joints or on a stonedust base. Both methods are strong and offer a great long term investment.

Brick pavers are available in a multitude of colors and shapes. It is also possible to combine different styles to create stunning spaces. Typically, brick pavers are set on a sand base.

What Patio Style Is Right For You?

Just as there are different styles of architecture for homes, there are different styles for patios as well. It your home is more formal, square or rectangular shaped patios may be more in order. However, if your home is less formal, more organic or irregular shapes may be a better fit. No matter what, choose a style that you will be most comfortable in. After all, the patio is for you and the more comfortable you are in it, the more you will enjoy using it.

Lets Make Your Patio Awesome

Now that we have the material and style for your patio selected, let us add some options to make your patio awesome.

Add a Seat Wall – This sounds simple enough, and it is. A seat wall around part of your patio not only provides extra seating capacity, but also creates a boundary to your patio, making it feel cozier and more private. Another benefit to a seat wall is that when other families come over, the children naturally migrate to sit on the seat wall leaving the parents to enjoy the meal even more.

Light It Up – Lighting can greatly enhance any patio room and extend its usefulness into the night. With today’s technology, LED lights can also save energy and reduce the need to change light bulbs. An automatic timer makes the whole system care free.

Stone and Brick Paver PatiosLet’s Get Cooking – Adding a-built in outdoor kitchen is a great way to cook meals while you entertain. Grills can be fueled by a gas line or a propane tank and can be as simple or complex as ou want it to be. It is even possible to add a bar with seating for a spectacular way to entertain.

Let There Be Fire! – What is better than sitting around a campfire in the comfort of your backyard. A fire pit can really make a good evening a great evening. Choose from wood burning or gas, just save us a s’more.

Cool In The Shade – Adding a pergola is not only a great way to create shade, it can segment your patio into unique spaces. Place an outdoor couch and love seats under it to create a great gathering space, or a table to make a fantastic dining area.

There is no reason in the world to settle for boring. With these options, your patio can be awesome!

See more of our patios at our Gallery.

Please contact us today to find out how Allentuck Landscaping Co. can help you create the patio of your dreams.

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Allentuck Landscaping Co. is Your Residential Landscape Company

Phone: 301-515-1900 Email: info@allentucklandscaping.com

At Allentuck Landscaping Company, our mission is to create beautiful environments for people to enjoy. We see landscaping as a way to improve people’s lives.

The Allentuck Landscaping Company team has been a leading landscape company in Montgomery County, Maryland for over 28 years with our turnkey approach to landscape design, installation, construction and maintenance. Most companies try to serve many types of customers at the same time; homeowners, shopping centers, office buildings and the list goes on. At Allentuck Landscaping Co., we focus on one customer, you, the homeowner. We have a singular focus on bringing you the best landscape practices, the best customer service, and the best value for your home.

Services Provide – Master Landscape Plans, Complete Maintenance Programs, Plantings, Patios, Walkways, Retaining Walls, Water Features, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Kitchens, Trellises & Pergolas, Irrigation Systems, Drainage Solutions, Grading & Sodding. Fire Pits & Fire Places, Spring Clean Ups, Decks, Fences, Mosquito & Tick Control, Deer Control.

Areas Served – Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, North Potomac, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Damascus, Boyds, Clarksburg, Ijamsville, Urbana, Frederick in Maryland and Washington DC.

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