How to Design A Patio - A Step-by-Step Guide to Garden Patio Planning and Landscape Design by Rachel Mathews
(How to Plan Your Garden Series)

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'How to Design a Patio Step-by-Step' is a garden design book that will guide you through planning the perfect patio, quickly and easily. The book will show you simple techniques that will enable you to design a patio that enhances your home and garden with the right style and type of paving, that looks great all year and suits your lifestyle needs.

You'll learn really simple techniques to make sure your new patio looks great with the rest of your garden, whether your garden is established or a completely blank canvas. These low cost solutions are highly effective and will help give your garden the 'WOW' factor. 

The book includes landscaping design ideas for your entire garden, so you can improve more than just your patio.

The book is perfect for complete beginners and covers how to:

• avoid the most common patio design mistakes

• choose the best location for your patio
 (it's not always right next to the house)
• plot your patio and garden onto paper
 (critical to get right in order to build it)
• properly plan your patio to get the right size, shape, and style of patio to suit your home.
• make the patio area look and feel longer or wider
 with some cunning design tricks
• design a patio that works with the whole garden

• effectively tackle changes in level
, in a safe and visually pleasing way
• design a beautiful garden on a budget
make the most of the available space using simple design tricks

• successfully incorporate built in planters, seating and lighting
choose the right building materials from ethical sources

• double check you've got everything right before your patio is built
how to choose the right professional to construct your patio

A little bit of time spent planning your patio is a very valuable investment. It takes as much time and money to build a poorly or non-planned patio as it does a well designed patio. The visual difference, though, is enormous. The book's main focus is on design and how to make your whole garden look great. It does include some basic construction information but this is not meant to be a DIY guide on patio building.

You don't need to be a great artist to design a great looking garden patio. The design tricks and techniques you'll learn in this book are simple yet highly effective.

About the Author

Rachel Mathews has been a garden designer for 20 years. She has designed hundreds of beautiful gardens in the UK. She has also designed gardens across the USA, Australia, Malaysia and Spain. As well as designing, Rachel now teaches garden design and has written a series of ‘how to’ garden design books and online courses. She teaches a very simple method that enables anyone to create a stunning garden at Successful Garden Design.

About Rachel Mathews

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Published November 14, 2013 by Successful Garden Design. 90 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home.

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