Most outdoor structure Landscaping are some sort of variation or combination of a deck, patio, pergola, arbor, trellis, or gazebo, and sometimes they may be of a custom design or even go by different names to reflect their function or region of the country (lanai, ramada, veranda). But they all serve the same basic function: to provide an aesthetically pleasing place to hang light fixtures, fans or A/V equipment, provide shade or a break from the wind, and even as a place to locate cooling misters or infrared heaters.
A retaining wall (Landscaping) is intended to hold back soil when there is a drastic change in elevation. Often retaining walls are used to terrace yards that originally had a steep slope. Additionally, retaining walls can help create usable outdoor space as well as control erosion,
Use pavers — also known as patio stones, stepping stones, or brick pavers Landscapings— to create patios and walkways. Some pavers have designs molded into them, giving the appearance of several small stones in one paver. These let you create patterns simply and quickly. You can also find smaller pavers to create designs of your own. Paver styles include the architectural appearance of bricks, the natural look of worn stones or river rocks, and the random edges of flagstones. While patio paver and patio stepping stones are made with concrete mixed with sand or crushed rocks and come in a variety of shapes and styles, Holland brick pavers (pictured) are made with concrete or clay, have the more traditional brick aesthetic, and are, traditionally, only available in 4-inch-by-8-inch rectangular bricks. Pavers can be installed on top of an existing exterior concrete surface, lawn or yard space. Rubber pavers offer a lightweight alternative to concrete paving stones.
Some patio stones can handle vehicle traffic — for use as driveway pavers — in addition to foot traffic, but many pavers are for foot traffic only.
All patio and walkway projects require a clear, level surface and a base prior to any laying. Take a look at these projects for instructions on creating outdoor living spaces and footpaths with pavers:
Edging stones provide visually interesting borders between planting beds and lawn landscaping They help keep mulch where it belongs and provide a cleaner mowing and trimming line. You can create straight, angled, or curved borders with ease. Some edging stones interlock for simple placement and design. Like other types of patio blocks, edging stones are available in different colors and styles to let you select the look that best complements your home.