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Improve/soften paved garden

My back garden (4m x 4m approximate) is paved in worn grey slabs, doesn't look great. What can I do to improve/soften it? Friends have suggested planters which will help, but they'll still be a lot of exposed slab. I was thinking about putting decorative stones/gravel down over some of it. Ideas welcome!

Thank you.

2 Answers from MyBuilder Landscape Gardeners

Have you tried imprinted concrete, my parents had it done and it looks like natural stone,great looking! Copy and paste this into your browser then go.
(I don't know this guy but the very last pic shows the pattern my parents had done over their front garden)


Answered 3rd Jul 2015

It really depends on what your budget is. You could take a section of paving up, dig out the sub base and import new topsoil and plant some soft landscaping. Water features can add interest to a garden as well as other features like pergolas etc. stones can make it more interesting would would be difficult to walk on. You can get some resin based gravel product that looks like gravel but is hard when you walk over it. Decking part of the garden is enougher idea you could do. Again it all depends on the budget, how much time you have for maintaining it and what you want to use it for.


Answered 6th Jul 2015

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