Are you tired of that huge, concrete slab in your backyard? Maybe it’s not quite the oasis you imagined for your home’s outdoor space. Well, don’t despair. With a little help from Garrity Stone, Inc., you can be well on your way to creating the perfect patio.

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The good news is that if you already have a concrete slab or a simple stone-paver patio, you have a great foundation. Now all you need are some extras to take it to the next level. Here are just a few ways you could enhance your patio space:

  • Create a border. Remove the sod surrounding one or two sides of the patio to create a flower bed. Add some landscaping, perhaps some perennials, and some mulch. Then, use flagstone to outline the flower beds for a unique architectural feature.
  • Build a pergola. A pergola awning is a great way to add a little shade and to make the space feel more like an outdoor living area.
  • Add an outdoor barbecue or fire pit. You can make a great space for entertaining with one or both of these options. (Remember that our limestone makes a great surface for grill tops.)
  • Put in a water feature. You may be in central Indiana, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sounds of trickling water in your own backyard. You can install a koi pond or a mini waterfall just off your patio.
  • Amp up your lighting. In addition to those tiki torches, consider adding some outdoor lighting. You may put some solar lights in your flower beds, or if you put in a pergola, run electricity so you can hang a unique chandelier over the space.

You may decide to use one or all of these ideas, and either way, you’ll be well on your way to a new and improved patio.

For any stone products you might need, contact Garrity Stone at (317) 546-0893 to ask about our selection of limestone, stone pavers, flagstone, and other rock materials. You can also stop by our Indianapolis location to check out our inventory for yourself.

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