Our beautiful patio is done. We are already enjoying the improvements throughout the yard. The patio moved closer to the house. It feels more intimate, something we’ve missed with it in the center of the garden. Its sheltered now from the late afternoon summer sun so we can enjoy dinners outdoors once again. Work on the pathway in front of the vegetable garden resumes this week, followed by repairs to the irrigation system. A bit of grass will replace the former patio. We’ll fill in with plants in the spring.
We were able to use about one-third of the flagstone in a concentric circle surrounding the poured concrete. The patio integrates with the walkway, using Connecticut Bluestone to match the existing treads on the stairs. As an added and unexpected bonus, the pretty tile trim under the stair treads now stand out against the “Sombrero Buff” concrete. Even the cats love it! They no longer have to walk gingerly on the stones like we did, trying to avoid the cracks. All three of the cats have been out there exploring the new environment.
Additional stones will be re-purposed for the vegetable garden walkway. We hope to free-cycle the rest. More pictures to follow later this week.
Installation: Natural Bridges Landscaping, David Ross