When it comes to turning your backyard into an oasis where you can entertain guests, spend lazy afternoons with a book and watch your children play it is important that you have chosen the right materials. The beautiful and textured finish of sandstone pavers is the ideal material to include in your backyard, especially as there are plenty of ways that you can use it to improve upon the appearance of the space. So, here is how you can make the best use of sandstone in the backyard of your property.
• Sandstone Rubble
There are many gardening specialists who believe that the secret to growing native plants is to use crushed sandstone instead of soil. Don Burke (or ‘Burke’s Backyard’ fame) says “planting natives into rock rubble works because it duplicates the natural, wild conditions where most of these plants evolved.” The stone also works as a free-draining medium for native plants, allowing them to grow healthily.
• Architectural Design
The great thing about sandstone pavers is that they can be shaped into a range of different objects; it is soft enough to be engraved upon, but strong enough to withstand the elements.
- Birdbaths could be a beautiful addition to your backyard, and they are relatively inexpensive to purchase;
- Pillars are a great way to add an exotic vibe to your backyard, and they can be used to complement fences and barriers;
- Fountains can be used to form a feature within your backyard that takes the space the next level of design.
• Sandstone Pavers
The most common use for sandstone in your backyard is probably in the form of pavers, which are both elegant and inexpensive. They are often used to create patios, footpaths, pool coping and many other outdoor surfaces. Because the colour of the stone can range from light strawberry to honey, it is possible to choose pavers that will perfectly match the atmosphere that you are trying to create.
• Sandstone Walls
Many people find that this stone is the ideal material to use for walls, as it is long lasting and extremely versatile. They can be used to transform your backyard into the oasis that you have been searching for. The wall doesn’t have to be used as a property dividing wall; instead, it can be used effectively as a retaining wall, a wall to separate areas of your yard and even to enclose a play area for your children.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can include sandstone pavers in your backyard, helping you to turn it into a pretty oasis that you enjoy spending time in. Because sandstone is such a beautiful and versatile material – from rubble and architectural designs to pavers and walls – it is possible to create almost anything you could want out of it. If you have been looking for a natural stone to use in your backyard landscaping project, we hope that you will give this material a go and see its effects for yourself.