Redoing your patio, walkways, driveway, or other paved area around your home? There are lots of ways to go about this, but one very pleasing suggestion is using flagstone with something such as boulders for accents. Flagstone is a natural occurring material that will give your patio rustic feel, while still being highly attractive. Flagstone can come in a variety of colors and shapes and sizes and can be an extremely useful material for a multitude of projects.
A very good reason, aside from the above, for using flagstone is that it is incredibly durable. Given that it is, in the truest sense, a rock, it is incredibly hard and very much resistant to any sort of damage. You can trample all over it day and night and still cause absolutely no damage to it whatsoever. It’s not going to crack or chip and is extremely tolerant of a wide range of weather conditions. There is little else you could choose, except perhaps another style of rock, that is going to outlast flagstone. It also has great eye appeal when combined with boulders as accent pieces, or even when they are used as fences of sorts. You can redo your back patio in flagstone and then use boulders to “fence” it in, creating a really cool look that everyone will love looking at. And while other materials are usually cheaper, such as wood for the purpose of constructing a deck, the cost in the long run is going to be cheaper when going with flagstone. Wood will need replacing at some point, plus is susceptible to damage from weather, termites, and heavy usage. Flagstone, on the other hand, will likely never need replacing.
As mentioned previously, boulders can make great accent pieces. At the same time, they can also stand on their own as decorative landscape pieces. They can be used as central points in rock gardens, or even other types of gardens, such as ones for flowers. They can also be used in ponds to create an even more natural look, or you can even design your own all natural benches with them by finding a pair that match closely in side and are capable of holding a flat slab of another sturdy form of rock on top of them. Work with your boulders and their placement until you get just the right look you’ve been seeking. Hiring a professional landscaper can make the job that much easier, as these people are trained to have an eye for what will look spectacular in any given area, working with any given material. Let the combination of flagstone and boulders in Arroyo Grande or go where it may, and you’re certain to love the end result.