Designing a garden that works for you and your family isn’t always an easy task. There are so many different garden design options nowadays that you can quickly become overwhelmed with options. Don’t worry, we’re going to help you understand the benefits of both lawns and porcelain patios so that you can decide which is right for your outdoor space.
The main benefits of porcelain paving
One of the main reasons that people decide to replace their lawns with a patio, is because they want to reduce the amount of maintenance their garden needs.
Where lawns require constant mowing and raking amongst other treatments, porcelain patio tiles require a fraction of the upkeep. In fact, premium porcelain tile options require little more than a wipe down with warm soapy water to keep them looking good as new. This makes paving very appealing to people with limited time on their hands.
Porcelain paving also boasts a more contemporary look than grass and flowers, making it the perfect choice for homeowners who want to modernise their outdoor space. Replacing your lawn with a patio is a great way to elevate your garden design and put a sharp, clean spin on an otherwise organic space.
Lawns are prone to a range of different diseases and infestations, all of which can be very costly to get rid of. In the most severe cases, your lawn might need to be replaced completely. One of the great benefits of porcelain pavers is that they’re very durable, non-porous and won’t need replacing within a matter of years. While a patio may be more expensive to install initially, it’s likely that a lawn will cost you much more over time.
Unlike a lawn, porcelain paving can be used to create a seamless indoor/outdoor transition. That means, you can have the same gorgeous shade of paving throughout your living and garden space. If this sounds like a design idea that appeals to you, it might be time to consider replacing your lawn with porcelain paving.
Can I combine porcelain pavers with my lawn?
If you’re not ready to completely let go of the ‘natural look’, it might seem silly to replace your lawn with a patio. That being said, a natural look can be achieved by combining porcelain paving and grass. This is a great option if you’re not ready to commit to a complete lawn replacement, and will still allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Another way to incorporate porcelain paving into your existing lawn is to add a stepping stone path from one side of the garden to the other. This method involves installing the porcelain pavers periodically throughout your lawn and can actually help to preserve the integrity of your grass as fewer people will walk on it.
What if I want to avoid porcelain pavers all together?
While lawns can be difficult to maintain, there are a few things you can do to help make the maintenance easier. One of the best ideas we’ve come across (which will definitely give you a wild look) is to plant wildflower seeds. This will turn your lawn into a beautiful meadow and will attract all kinds of wildlife to your garden – a great option for those animal lovers out there.
As mentioned before, porcelain pavers can be more expensive to install initially, which might put you off the idea of a lawn replacement completely. Remember, porcelain pavers aren’t your only option when it comes to you garden re-design. There are lots of other options that come in at different price points, why not consider:
- Artificial grass
To summarise, there are definitely instances when both lawns and patios are a good choice for garden designs. That being said, porcelain paving does offer a durable, low maintenance and modern appeal that has made it more favourable in recent years.