Lay it Down: A Guide to Landscaping Surfaces

Landscaping surfaces have come a long way since the days of poured concrete decks and pebble-strewn paths. Now, there's an option for every budget and design style. From stones to synthetics, get to know them all here.

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Clay bricks are affordable, timeless and durable. They can be laid in a variety of patterns and come in a range of colors, from red to buff to blue/gray. For paths and patios, bricks must be frostproof and hardwearing.

An even more economical alternative to brick is concrete block, which comes in a wide range of sizes, shapes and textures, and can be dyed to almost any color. You can also buy blocks set on a fabric backing ("carpet stones") or molded into a slab for easy laying. Bigger blocks can easily take the weight of a car and are ideal for driveways.


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