Every mans house is his castle. And every man wants his castle to look its best. There are many additions and renovations you can make, but one of the most pleasing changes comes from adding a flagstone patio outside. This gives your yard a sense of elegance and dignity. And it is always satisfying to be able to walk out of your home and sit back on a well-designed patio and enjoy the outdoors, whether it be relaxing after a day of work or spending time with friends or family. But aesthetic value is not the only reason that would make a flagstone patio desirable. Outlined below are some of the advantages of using this in your yard.
No two creations of flagstone are the same; there are endless variations you can use when making a patio from flagstone. Each patio is made to fit your yard naturally. It doesnâ€™t have to use the hard rectangular shape of a standard concrete patio.
You can choose from many different designs. These range from a random rectangle pattern made from cut flagstones for a more formal appearance, to irregular or crazy paving, which utilizes uncut flagstone for a more natural look.
To give an even more natural appearance it is common to seed the joints between flagstones with plants like Dichondra, sedum or moss.
Flagstones donâ€™t just provide a beautiful addition to a yard, they also have practical benefits. Flagstone is highly durable and will last for a long time. Roots that grow underneath may press up on the patio, but unlike a concrete patio it wonâ€™t crack. And if your patio was damaged somehow, repairs are often simple. In most cases it is simply a matter of prying up a flagstone and adjusting the level of sand or gravel underneath until the flagstone rests level with its neighbors.
In wet climates, you do want to be cautious with what kind of flagstone you use, as some can become very slick when wet. But most will actually provide a non-slip surface. Flagstone patios have even been praised for their ability to effectively drain extra water through the thin cracks in between stones.
Almost everyone will agree that flagstones give a very natural appearance. You can even purchase stone that is native to where you live. This can both keep the cost down and add to the natural element. The variety of stones available makes it easy to deliver a natural yet unique look. Many colors are available for flagstones, which vary a great deal depending on the specific kind of stone. The color can range from various blacks, browns and grays to reds, oranges, even pink or white in some cases.
The most common types of stone used in patios are usually slate, limestone and sandstone, but quartzite and bluestone are often used as well. With all these options, finding something that looks natural and lovely does not need to be hard!
No matter what color, pattern or kind of stone you choose for your flagstone patio you will have created a unique addition to your yard and home. For years to come you will be able to go out and enjoy mornings and afternoons on your own piece of stone artwork.