When you are having a garden makeover, a great addition to any outdoor space is a patio. But, why not create an even better and unique feature that will get everyone talking about your garden?
One of the best ways to make your garden look beautiful is by adding a patio circle. Not only is this practical, but its round shape makes it a distinctive and attractive feature. So, you want to go ahead with a patio circle, but don’t know how to do it yourself? Well, don’t worry, it is not as hard as it seems.
Follow our step by step guide to create your own beautiful patio circle!
Choose your Patio Circle
Of course, before you can start on the hard work, you have got to choose the best patio circle for your garden. Everyone’s vision for their new patio will be different; some people will want a background for alfresco dining, while others may just want it as an accent to break up their grass and garden. The choice is yours, so make sure you choose a patio circle that you love!
For example, the Strata Paving Riven Limestone Whitchurch Range Black Paving Circle Feature Kit is the perfect addition for a traditional style home. This paving is stunning, made with limestone from India, which enjoys a subtle riven surface and shades of dark grey to black. This provides you with an attractive, yet durable paving for your dining table and chairs.
To bring some warmth to your outdoor space, check out the Stonemarket Paving Antique Sandstone 'Vintage' Manor Compass. This boasts a beautiful and striking design, which features a star in the middle. This Stonemarket paving is the perfect choice for contemporary gardens. In addition, there are three colours in this pattern, to make the star the focal point of the piece and will make your garden look unique. You will have all the neighbours asking about your patio circle in no time!
For a cottage retreat design, have a look at the Brett Paving Concrete 'Bronte' Weathered Stone circle kit. This has a riven surface with natural colours that look just like real stone. Made from a manmade concrete, you can enjoy a lightweight and easy to handle paving kit, which is easy to lay yourself in your garden. This paving circle has a timeless and classic feel that will look create all year round, with its buff and grey shades.
Map out your Patio
Once you have purchased the patio circle for your outdoor space, take them out and lay in the position that you want. This should be where you want it to be when it is all finished. This allows you to decide if it is exactly what you imaged. Be sure to leave a gap between each tile. Once you are happy with the position, mark a line around the outside, a little bit away from the edge.
Preparing the Ground
Next, you want to pull up all of the tiles again, but leave in the centre flag and mark around it. Now is when you will be removing the top layer of your surface, such as your grass. How deep you dig will depend on the thickness of your patio circle, as well as leaving some room for the sand cement underneath. You want it to be level with your surface.
Laying Your Circle
Now you want to prepare your mortar mix. This is what is going to keep your patio circle nice and secure. For laying your tiles, start at the centre with your centre flag. From here, take your time and work around the circle, layer by layer. Tap down the tiles to secure them in place. Once you are finished, simply wait for everything to set. This will usually take at least 24 hours and be sure to cover everything up if it is due to rain. Then, you can fill the joints between your patio circle tiles. This is usually done with sand mortar mix, which you can sweep into the joints with a brush. All you have to do is polish your patio circle afterwards.
There you have it; a brand new and beautiful patio circle! It wasn’t too much hard work after all, was it?