As the snow melts, you’re disheartened to find your patio and pool deck have cracks or are worn away. You had planned to host many barbecues and parties this season, but in the current state your yard is in, that idea doesn’t appeal to you. Our lawn specialists at Canada’s Gardenland will restore your hope when we show you our renovating services for all your landscaping needs.

Interlocking Stone Pavers:

Blocks of stone that are connected to each other by way of a sand seal that creates a cobblestone effect. There are several reasons to replace your concrete or asphalt with interlocking stone pavers:

  • More Choice. Unlike poured concrete, interlocking pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes, and thickness to accommodate the architecture and landscaping of your home. Their versatility allows residential and commercial properties to choose between an old world feel and a contemporary look.
  • Fewer Obstacles. Because interlocking pavers use a seal of polymeric sand, weeds are not able to pop up in the middle of your stonework. The seal also prevents the pavers from shifting.
  • Effective Draining. The seal used for interlocking pavers is porous and will allow water to drain through the joints.
  • Better Durability. Interlocking pavers withstand heavy foot traffic and intense weather conditions better than poured concrete. They also have a slip-resistant surface, so they can be used for your pool deck.
  • Minimal Maintenance. Every few years, you can use a power washer to clean and brighten the interlocking pavers. On the occasion that the pavers do shift, it’s easy to replace a single one or to re-level the ground beneath them because you have the ability to work in sections; this is much easier as opposed to taking the entire patio or driveway apart.
  • A Long-Term Investment. Interlocking pavers are costly compared to asphalt and concrete, but they are a better quality solution and enhance your home’s value.

If you like some of the features of interlocking stone pavers, but don’t want an orderly, cobblestone-like patio or pool deck, then try:

Flagstone:

Any type of stone that is easily split into flat slabs to use as paving material.

  • Better Versatility. Flagstones can be arranged in an organized manner, but unlike interlocking stone pavers, they offer the possibility of being laid out in a free-form design to suit the personality of any type of property. Flagstones can be installed on top of concrete slabs or a base of sand/gravel.
  • Variety of Choice. Flagstones come in different shapes. The types of stone used as flagstones include slate, granite, sandstone, and limestone.
  • More Natural. Flagstones have natural striations and come in earthly tones. They allow for the grass and other plants, like mint, sedum, and moss, to grow between them.
  • Organic. The joints between the flagstones allow water to seep through, much like the joints of interlocking stone pavers.
  • Durable. Flagstones are resistant to extreme weather conditions, so you don’t have to worry about the stone cracking. They are also naturally slip-resistant, making them ideal for placement around the pool. As long as the flagstones are installed within a firm bed, they will last for decades.
  • A Quality Investment. Like interlocking stone pavers, flagstones are expensive, but only because they are of such high quality and beauty.

This spring, find a lasting solution for your yard’s function and personality. Since Toronto and the GTA see extreme weather conditions, interlocking stone pavers and flagstones are ideal choices for your property. The lawn specialists at Canada’s Gardenland will bring new life into your yard with their artistic landscaping skills and applied lawn science. One of our specialties is stone installation, so contact us today to start recreating your paradise!