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Patio Design: Bring Your Yard to the Next Level

Posted on: May 14, 2011

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to clean the grill again and get ready for some outdoor entertaining – and a beautiful custom patio is the perfect spot for an outdoor party! If you already have a deck and want to expand your outdoor living space, a custom patio design can make a world of difference in taking your yard from attractive to absolutely extraordinary.

Live in the Montgomery County, Maryland area? Contact the landscaping experts at Four Seasons Landscaping & Nursery for a custom patio design that will not only impress your guests but be tailored to fit your lifestyle and needs!

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Custom Patio Design Just for You

There is no “right” or “best” patio design – it all depends on your preferences, and the final design is completely up to you. Whether you want a simple brick patio with a couple of potted plants or a large extravagant tiered slate patio with fancy lighting, a water fountain and cushioned furniture, we can help.

When it comes to patio design, the first thing to consider is the material to use. There are a number of different materials to choose from, including stone, brick and concrete, and this is just the beginning!

Stone Patios: Sophisticated & Stylish

If you’re interested in a stone patio, you have a multitude of different materials that will create an elegant outdoor living space!

Flagstone patio design – flagstone patios are appealing due to their low maintenance, durability and natural look, and they make a beautiful outdoor living space, whether your patio is small and circular or is a large, two-level space, complete with a retaining wall and dining area.

One popular type of flagstone is slate – slate patios complement many different styles of homes and can be seen in yards in both modern and older historic neighborhoods. There is a wide selection of colors, all varying tones of earthy shades such as brown, gray and tan. No matter what color your slate patio is, it will seamlessly fit into the style of your home and not only be gorgeous but low-maintenance and last for years and years.

Brick Patios: Bright & Beautiful

If you want a distinguished look for your outdoor living space, consider a brick patio. Though not as commonly seen as stone patios, brick patios have their own advantages – and can act as the unique focal point of your yard.

Brick patio design – a smart brick patio design takes into account your preferences and lifestyle, and we can create a patio design you’ll love. Brick patios are beneficial for a number of reasons, including their non-slip surface, cost-effective characteristics (repair is relatively simple compared to other materials), low maintenance and color integrity (brick pavers maintain their color for an extremely long time). Whether you opt for a darker brown color for your brick patio or a reddish shade, it will remain beautiful for many long years without fading.

Concrete Patios: Creative & Captivating

If you want a truly custom patio, a concrete patio may suit you the best. Concrete patios can give you the most customized patio design since concrete can be shaped into any pattern!

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Concrete patio design – the appearance of poured concrete varies a great deal – more so than stone and even brick; concrete can be lightly smoothed, swirled, patterned any way, even molded and colored to look like another material! Concrete’s high versatility is not its only benefit; other advantages include its durability, low maintenance and sturdiness. Concrete patios are not easily damaged by heavy furniture or any kind of weathering.

Custom Patio Design Features

Once you choose the material you want for your new patio, the fun really begins – it’s time for the actual patio design plans! Do you want a tiered patio with retaining walls? What about an outdoor kitchen and fireplace on the upper level with steps leading down to the eating area, complete with cushioned chairs and beautiful plants? You can further enhance your patio design with water features and lighting. Whether you have a complete vision of how you want your patio to be or just a few ideas jotted down, our expert patio designers can help you figure out what works best for you and your family.

Whether you opt for a stone patio, brick patio or concrete patio, we can help you greatly enhance your outdoor living space with a custom patio design that fits your lifestyle, needs and stylistic preferences.If you’re ready to take your yard to the next level, call Four Seasons in Maryland today!


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