Green LakeContemporary Patio, Seattle
Backyard fire pit. Taken by Lara Swimmer.
Landscape Design by ModernBackyard
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Get creative with concrete slabs For this modern patio, large square slabs of concrete define the seating area surrounding an outdoor fireplace. When you are designing with concrete, you can also leave sections open for plantings, trees or other garden features, creating a custom look that suits your space perfectly.Browse perfectly planned patios for inspiration
Quick clean-upWHAT YOU’LL NEED: Broom, hose, liquid pool chlorine, water pressure gun HOW TO: Sweep pavers and paths with a stiff-bristled broom to get all the loose debris off the surface. Use a hose to moisten the entire area. Fill a bucket with five parts water to one part liquid pool chlorine. Use the broom to scrub down the entire area, ensuring the chlorinated water does NOT run into the garden. Use a hose to rinse with fresh water. If pavers are still looking a little dirty or mouldy, use a low-pressure water jet to clean the pavers. Start at the highest part of the slope so the water runs away from the cleaned area. AVERAGE TIME: A couple of hours for the full cleaning process