Tips for Creating an Edible Garden

Tips For Creating An Edible Garden

3 Popular Types of Hardscaping Materials to Use for Your Patio Installation

by Sherri Williams

Are you looking to add a patio area to your landscape? Installing a patio is a great way to experience a taste of outdoor living. But planning a patio installation project can be an overwhelming process, especially if you haven't yet decided on the type of material to use for the project.

Fortunately, there are many good choices available on the market, so finding the perfect material for your patio construction shouldn't be a difficult thing. Read along to learn about some of the top hardscaping materials and building products to consider for your patio installation project.


If you are looking for a classic material for building a patio, concrete is pretty hard to beat. A concrete slab patio is revered for its ability to withstand exposure to the weather and other outdoor elements. Plus, the poured concrete slab cleans easily. 

In situations where aesthetics matters, concrete slap patios can come in a range of decorative finishes to give your patio the beautiful appearance that is needed to increase the kerb appeal and value of your property. 

Some of the common types of decorative finishes used on concrete patios include integral colour, stamped concrete, acid-stain concrete, etched concrete and many more.

Natural Stone

If you would like to give your patio an earthy feel and look, look no further than a natural stone patio. There are many different kinds of natural stone, such as slate, sandstone and limestone, that you can choose for your patio construction. The best part is that these materials come in a range of sizes, textures and hues, so you can create a beautiful patio that stands out from the rest.

While natural stone patios are resilient, they are expensive to install because they require great skill to install.


The use of brick for landscaping purposes isn't uncommon. Brick's versatility lends itself to use in a wide range of landscaping projects, such as edging installation, walkway construction and patio installation. 

While you can attempt a DIY brick patio installation job, it is always best to leave the job to a professional bricklayer. A professional will ensure that the job is neatly done, while a failed DIY job will give your patio an untidy look.

Although brick patios look nice after installation, they tend to fade over time. Plus, brick is quite limited when it comes to its colour options. 

Aside from the three above-highlighted choices, there are many other types of landscaping materials available for your patio construction project. You can discuss your patio construction needs with a landscaping professional to determine which landscape materials to use.


About Me

Tips For Creating An Edible Garden

I've always been interested in gardening, and when I bought my first home ten years ago, I knew I wanted the garden space to be used to grow food, but I also wanted it to look beautiful. I started researching edible flowers and read about using companion plants interlaced with vegetable plants to create stunning displays of colour throughout the growing season. I realised I could design a garden that was both functional and pleasing to the eye and now only grow edible plants and flowers, such as pansies, borage, violas, lemon verbena, roses and nasturtiums. I started this blog to connect with others who enjoy growing their own food and to share my tips for creating an entirely edible garden. I hope you find my blog interesting and enjoyable to read.