Have a Brand New Outdoor Patio Started Now To Enjoy by Spring

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Now is the time to start planning for that new outdoor patio

Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to start planning and completing outdoor patio hardscape projects. 

Hardscaping refers to the use of hard materials such as stone, brick, and concrete to create outdoor living spaces like patios, walkways, and retaining walls. 

Not only do these projects add value to your home, but they also provide a beautiful and functional space for you to enjoy the warm weather months. 

We’ve completed many outdoor patios in the Raleigh area and Wake County. If you have questions regarding your design or have questions about your project, reach out or call us at 919-796-1633 for fast service.

A high-level overview to getting an outdoor patio

Outdoor patio in Wake County with large paver stones

In this article, we walk you through a process and guide you on how to get an outdoor patio hardscape project completed before spring.

    1. Plan and design your project: The first step in any outdoor patio project is to plan and design the space. Consider the size and shape of your patio area, as well as the style and materials that you want to use. Think about the overall look and feel that you want to achieve and make sure that your design is functional and meets your needs. You can also consult with a professional landscaper or hardscaper to help you plan and design your project. For inspriation, check out these outdoor patio designs and ideas.
    2. Get a permit: Many municipalities require a permit for hardscape projects, so it’s important to check with your local building department to see if a permit is required and to obtain one if necessary. A permit will ensure that your project meets local building codes and regulations and that it is built to last.
    3. Clear the area: Before you begin any hardscaping work, it’s important to clear the area of any debris, grass, or other materials. This will make it easier to work on the project and ensure that the final result is level and even.
    4. Prepare the base: The base for your outdoor patio is one of the most important parts of the project. A solid base will ensure that your patio is stable and will last for many years. The base should be at least 4 inches thick and should be made of a mixture of crushed stone and sand.
    5. Install the edging: Once the base is prepared, you can install the edging for your patio. Edging is used to create a clean and finished look and to hold the patio in place. Common types of edging include bricks, stones, or pavers.
    6. Lay the outdoor patio: After the edging is in place, it’s time to lay the patio. This can be done using a variety of materials such as pavers, bricks, or natural stone. Make sure that the patio is level and that the surface is smooth and even.
    7. Fill in the joints: After the patio is laid, it’s important to fill in the joints between the pavers or bricks. This will help to keep the patio stable and prevent weeds from growing between the pavers.
    8. Finish the project: Once the patio is complete, it’s important to give it a final cleaning and to add any finishing touches such as lighting or landscaping. This will ensure that your patio is beautiful and functional and that it will last for many years.
    9. Outdoor patio maintenance: Regular maintenance is important to keep your hardscape looking great. This includes cleaning and weeding the joints, as well as resealing or repointing the hardscape if necessary. outdoor
outdoor patio project by GrassMaster with stone pavers

Start the next steps today for a new patio by spring

Completing an outdoor patio hardscape project before spring can be a big undertaking, but with proper planning and execution, it can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. 

By following these steps above, you can create a beautiful and functional outdoor living hardscape space that you can enjoy all spring and summer long. 

Remember to consult with a professional if you have any doubts or concerns, and to always follow the instructions on any products you use. 

If GrassMaster of Wake County can help you by answering your hardscape questions or installing your outdoor patio, please Contact Us or call us at 919-796-1633. We can provide you a quick estimate and detail a plan for you. Our goal is to deliver you a long-lasting outdoor patio with quality materials and installation, and all of our outdoor patio projects are guaranteed. 

Give us a call for more information.

Hardscape outdoor patio with fireplace and sitting area