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Brick patio designs are as abundant as grains of sand on a beach. A brick patio with traditional mortar joints has a timeless look and feel. Building a brick patio using brick pavers can be a chore. You must use Portland cement mortar and fine sand so the brick stick forever to the concrete base.

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A natural stone path needs a good plan, drainage and some muscle. Garden stepping stones, paving bricks, or flat, natural stones make beautiful walkways. A pathway of stone will enhance your yard and add convenient passage through your yard and garden while keeping your feet dry.

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Concrete and flagstone will create a flagstone patio of beauty and durability that will save you thousands in cash if you do it yourself. From patio stone purchase, to grout, mortar and use of the rock hammer - here's how.

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Your patio will delight for years if you take time to think about patio designs. Create patio plans that will allow enough space to fit all the patio furniture you want.

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Patio designs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Here are five must-have design tips to get you started on your patio ideas, along with illustrations of my own patio design. Consider low voltage lighting to enhance your patio plans.

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