Christina H
Christina H
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  • Manteno, IL
Asked on Apr 2, 2012

Can i landscape all around my patio? Does there need to be a way of getting off the patio to get into the yard?

Phil TErica GlasenerChristina H
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  • Walter Reeves
    on Apr 2, 2012

    I was mowing a lawn yesterday and thanking the designer for making an unobtrusive way to get the mower across the lined sidewalk without cutting it off. Yes, design a way to get from patio to yard. Perhaps a single stepping stone would be enough.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 3, 2012

    I agree that there should be a way to get from patio to yard. After all, don't you want to encourage people to explore your yard, not view it from behind a velvet rope, as you would a room in museum?

  • Erica Glasener
    on Apr 3, 2012

    Christina, a few steps down or a dry stack wall can make a big impact. I like the look of this patio (you could create your own version)

  • Erica Glasener
    on Apr 3, 2012

    Here steps transition from one area to another

    q can i landscape all around my patio does there need to be a way of getting off the, landscape, outdoor living, patio, steps provide transition from one area to another
  • Christina H
    on Apr 3, 2012

    as beautiful as that is..my backyard is years from looking like that

  • Erica Glasener
    on Apr 4, 2012

    Christina, I know what you mean but honestly even a small amount of hardscape can get you off to a good start. My garden is only 6 years young but I started with a short granite wall to define it. It's true it is an expense but one I plan to make only once and it should last for years. Enjoy working on and in your garden.

  • Phil T
    on Apr 4, 2012

    Only you can answer that question. Do YOU want a way to get to the yard? I think it would make sense.

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