Ahh, spring. The sun is shining, it’s not too hot and the days are getting longer and longer – is there a better time of year to start your backyard DIY project than this? NZ’s concrete specialists at Slatecrete love the promise spring brings about the warmer months ahead. If this is your season to make landscaping changes around the house with concrete pavers, here are six places to start.
Walkways and footpaths
Let people amble around your gardens or easily reach your doorstep with a beautiful new footpath. Concrete paving comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, colours and textures, so no matter what aesthetic you are after, they will help you achieve a durable walkway that perfectly complements your outdoor space.
If lockdown taught parents anything, it’s that children need to be able to entertain themselves at home! A gift for the entire family, a backyard sandpit is one of the best ways to keep your kids busy for hours on end this summer. Build your box, fill it with sand and make a border around it with attractive, slip-resistant concrete pavers.
If you’re putting in a swimming pool this year, or your current one needs an upgrade, surround it with quality concrete paving. Concrete has long been considered the best poolside paving option as it stays cool under your feet, doesn’t get slippery, resists mould and mildew even in the face of the biggest bombs and looks stylish to boot.
Sprucing up your patio ahead of summer? Concrete make for a stunning outdoor entertainment area and there are plenty of design options to make this space your own. Go for a contemporary grid, a sophisticated all-white design or a natural look with ground cover between pavers. Concrete pavers are easy to maintain and any crack or chip that occurs over the years can be spot replaced, making any repairs cheap and easy.
Outdoor fire pit
To really get the most out of your outdoor area, consider installing a show-stopping outdoor fire pit. It’s is an impressive backyard feature that lets you cook food over an open fire and roast marshmallows with the kids. It’ll keep you warm well past sunset and help you make the most of your patio in the shoulder seasons. For a safe firepit, highly fire-resistant concrete pavers are a necessity. Just make sure you consider any local regulations around fire codes before you begin.
Time to bring your backyard goals to life?
Make the most of this springtime sunshine and get your pool, patio and pit projects (fire or sand) started today. Get in touch with Auckland’s leading concrete paving manufacturers Slatecrete.
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