Patio Installation Burlington Wisconsin

A brick or natural stone patio is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space. Make sure you consider the pros and cons of natural stone and brick patios to determine which material will work best for your needs. The variety of materials that can be used to make a patio are plentiful and can be customized to your specific wants and needs.  You can use brick or stone on your patio in an endless number of designs and patterns.

Brick can be less expensive than natural stone. Bricks are easily made, where natural stone must be mined and cut. The cost can be double or more for natural stone.  A brick paver patio will be a rough surface, but natural stone is smooth. If you plan on having a patio where you will have a lot of accessories, you will want to consider the best option for its use.

Brick can be formed in very ornate patterns, and you can use different colors of bricks to make a mosaic pattern. Although natural stone can be made into several patterns, they are mostly a classic design that does not have a lot of flair. If you want your Burlington paver patio to be the focal point with an ornate pattern, brick will offer more options.

Most people believe that a paver patio should be placed right off the back of a house. While this works in some cases, there are a number of other things to consider when determining the proper placement for a new patio.

 

Patio Placement Considerations:

  • The main purpose of the patio
  • Location of patio to the home
  • Available space is your yard
  • Sun and shade during all hours of the day
  • Views and landscaping surrounding the patio

 

The most important thing to consider when locating a patio is function. Your patio should be placed in the yard to utilize what you want to use it for. For example, if you would like to use your patio for sunbathing, then you should select the sunniest spot in your yard.

Placing multiple patios in your landscaping can create multiple destinations in your yard.  From a circular fire pit area to a large entertaining space the options are endless.

Contact Koch Kuts for your free paver patio estimate in Burlington, Wi and surrounding areas.

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To Mulch or not to Mulch? Answered by your Burlington Landscaper

Mulching is one of the most important ways to protect and maintain healthy landscaped plants, shrubs and flowers. Some of the uses for mulch are:

  • Mulch helps to prevent weeds from coming through your garden beds
  • Organic mulches add nutrients to the base of the soil.
  • Mulch helps hold moisture in your plants and gardens, reducing the need to water as frequently
  • Mulch adds to the aesthetic appeal of your landscape, giving it a finished look

Mulch is material that is spread over and around the roots of what you have planted. There are two types of mulch:

  • Organic mulch includes grass clippings, newspaper, leaves, and bark mulch
  • Inorganic mulch includes various types of gravel, rocks or stones.

Applying Mulch

When applying mulch you want to have a layer of mulch at least 2-4 inches as close to the roots as possible Adding mulch as needed when using organic materials to keep a healthy base in your gardens. Do not use too much mulch as it can result in suffocation of the roots of your plants. You also want to make sure you keep any mulch away from tree trunks. Mulches are very beneficial but they can become a habitat for insects around trees and houses. Most of these insects will not harm your plants but they may become a nuisance for you. This is important when using organic mulch close to your house. Mulch should be applied directly on top of soil to aid in moisture retention, using a barrier like plastic can damage the soil and cause it to dry out from lack of moisture. Apply your mulch is in late spring once the ground starts to warm up for the best effect.

When choosing the right mulch for your flowerbed you should first consider why you want mulch in the first place. Ask yourself what your specific mulching needs are and buy the mulch that will best suit your needs. Our professional Burlington landscapers will assist you in picking out the perfect mulch to add beauty and value to your home landscaping.  Whether you use colored bark mulch or beautiful colored rocks, your yard will have a clean finished look.

Contact Koch Kuts for your free landscaping quote in Burlington and surrounding areas today.