People add various hardscaping elements when creating a backyard oasis in Las Vegas. Hardscaping encompasses any non-living materials that help make the outdoor space functional and beautiful. This includes artificial grass, pavers, fire pits, retaining walls, stone arches, and pergolas. At Advantage Landscaping, pavers are popular backyard additions.
Why Use Pavers?
Pavers are natural and manufactured stones. You can place them on grass, sand, concrete slabs, stones, or mortar. This makes them ideal for backyard spaces. Due to being stone, they’re suitable for water-smart landscaping.
- Pool Surrounds
- Fire Pit Surrounds
- Retaining Walls
- Seat Benches
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Play Areas
Types & Styles Of Pavers For Backyards
Deciding on a suitable type of paver will depend on the theme you want to create in the space, the number you use, the type of structure you are building, and the surface you wish to have. These aspects will help you examine their properties, such as color, durability, style, and price.
Brick pavers are made of heated clay or dyed concrete. They come in rich earthy tones and are commonly used for walkways, fire pits, and retaining walls. They can be laid down without mortar but can shift unless they have a solid border to keep them in place. They must also be sealed as they can pick up stains and are prone to fading.
Natural stone pavers can be made from flagstone, travertine, fieldstone, limestone, and cobblestone, among others. They can be cut into a square or rectangular shape or placed in their natural, uneven conditions. Due to the strength, durability, water resistance, and heat resistance of natural stones, they can be used around pools, driveways, patios, and walkways.
Concrete pavers are molded into shape, allowing you to decide on the colors, sizes, and textures. These options provide more flexibility and versatility on where you can place them. You can use them for fire pits, patios, walkways, and structures such as benches. The concrete needs to be sealed to prevent stains from soaking in. So you should avoid placing them in areas prone to spills, such as outdoor kitchens.
Shop Pavers For Your Next Outdoor Project
Pavers make a great addition to backyard spaces in the Las Vegas area. There are many installation options for different types. Due to these options, speaking with professional installers such as Advantage Landscape can help you create a backyard theme that lasts for generations. Contact us today for a quote or to learn more about using pavers for hardscape themes!