Paving Choices for Every Garden

There's power in pavers. Find the materials that best complement your landscape design.

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Pebble Path

Setting pebbles and gravel in concrete allow more control over the shape and style of the path.

Make It Random

You don't have to worry about a perfect pattern when paving. Stone slabs laid in a random fashion create a natural flow that works well in any garden style.

Herringbone

Looking for a little more order? Bricks laid in a herringbone pattern create a neat, organized path that is still easy to lay.

Concrete Pavers

Blocky concrete pavers are easy to install and very durable. Try spacing them apart in areas and planting groundcovers between them.

Stone

Large stones set in multicolored gravel are a fabulous choice for woodland paths and cottage gardens.

Patterned Stone

Looking for a unique path? Try large stones with random patterns.

Black Tile

Neat, black tile is a modern paving approach that is a great contrast for bright green foliage plants.

Mollusk Shells

Molds can create a unique pattern for your garden. These cast concrete mollusk shells make any day a walk on the beach.

Square Stones

Square stones are easy to lay and let you show off a bit of your lawn.

Checkerboard

A checkerboard design in contrasting colors of precast concrete creates a whimsical garden scene.

Mixed Path

Try mixing materials for a unique look.

Checkerboard Made with Pavers and Creeping Thyme

Create a pretty checkerboard pattern in your backyard using pavers and alternating squares of creeping thyme.

Concrete Pavers Create a Contemporary Feel

Concrete pavers are units made from molds. The molds allow for precision in shape and size. This uniformity makes them relatively easy to install.

Concrete Pavers Come in Wide Range of Designs

Concrete pavers are designed to withstand the elements. If installed correctly, they can withstand freezing winters and extremely hot summers. Concrete pavers can mimic the look and feel of natural stone without mimicking the price.

Granite Pavers Laid with Stone Surround

Granite pavers with a stone surround are an example of a natural paving choice suited to a traditional garden landscaping design.

Scented Steps

When laying down paving, plant creeping mints and thymes in sunny crevices and gaps, where they will release scent when stepped on.

Pretty Paver Patio

Yard Crashers does it again with a custom paver patio, outdoor kitchen and sleek pergola. Raised planters create a space for growing tasty veggies and herbs.