First I should tell you that in the "Patio Department", I only do
INTERESTING. That's because anybody can show you how to do ORDINARY.
Your usual HOW TO DO-IT-YOURSELF guides are full of the ordinary...showing ordinary methods, which produce ordinary results.
So how do you make a Patio interesting?
Well to be interesting you should see it as not just a Patio, but as a Patio Garden. It's to do with the mixture of material that you use, the shape of the Patio itself and most importantly how you plant around it and what you put on it.
Variety creates interest...the example above, has no interest at all yet, because it's just areas of raw slabs of stone, and next when the interest has been added...
Before, there was just one type of material visible...now it's finished you can see the different ingredients that combined make an interesting Patio Garden XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
This complete Project beginning to end is shown in full later in this section.
NOTE FROM PAUL DYER...THE BAD NEWS...DON'T FORGET THESE ARE JUST PREVIEWS OF THE REAL PAGES. THE "COMPLETE PROJECT" WILL NOT BE SEEN LATER. TO SEE IT (LATER),YOU'LL HAVE TO BUY MY CD-ROM OR SUBSCRIBE.
AND THE GOOD NEWS...BOTH ARE RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP FOR THE LEVEL AND QUALITY OF ORIGINAL INFORMATION THEY CONTAIN.
Here's a small City space, just crying out to be transformed into an interesting Patio Garden...
Circular patio's are very interesting in a square space. As you can see, you buy a set of paving slabs that form a perfect circle. You can increase the size by adding extra rings, then XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!