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Enjoy A Long Hot Summer In The Garden

Patio, Pathway, Grass, What Is The Best Option?

Paving Slabs, Patio and Pathways, Turf and Topsoil, Wood Decking

Picture of Grass and Decking

As temperatures soar and the desire to be outdoors increases, ensure that your space is attractive and inspirational. Whether you have a tiny courtyard or a broad expanse to relax in, we have everything you need to give your exterior the wow factor.

Good news, it doesn’t cost a fortune to reinvigorate or alter your plot, even changing one of the features or landscaping materials can bring a lacklustre space right up to date. You don’t need to be an expert landscaper or designer, just let your imagination run free because there is a solution waiting to be claimed at our outlets in Newbury, Tadley, Hare Hatch and Windlesham with some welcome knowledge and advice from our teams.

Patio paving and grass are frequent garden features; make the most of them.

Maybe your lawn is tired and as the school holidays are almost here, you want to repair the lawn so that your children can play on it. Natural turf or artificial grass are viable solutions; natural turf can be laid easily but if you’re concerned about maintaining the appearance or have doubts about how you’ll be able to water the new installation with the increasing likelihood of hosepipe bans then why not choose drought resistant turf.

An artificial turf requires no watering, minimal maintenance and it always looks superb. It is perfect for children, pets and to engage in sporting activities. It lasts for many years.

Perhaps your patio is rocky, characterless or simply dated. No problem. There are natural paving options including limestone, travertine and marble, quartzitic sandstone and polished and wood effect finishes. Porcelain paving is increasingly in demand; it is extremely durable, frost, slip, fade, stain and watermark resistant. High-quality porcelain comes in a range of colours and finishes.

Imagine the appeal of a vibrant mixture of earthy tones in stunning porcelain patio tiles set against planting; a white gravel containing quartz against black paving. The undeniable charm of a fresh creamy porcelain patio for a barbeque with a sand play area at a safe distance so that you can cook, host parties and entertain children; perhaps with sleepers bearing climbing plants. Your vision can be achieved without stress and within a modest budget.

Why not get creative; your summer should be spent in a place which reflects your personality and your interests just as every room within the property does.

A few porcelain paving examples to consider:

Anthracite porcelain:

  • 600mm X 600mm slabs.
  • 800mm X 800mm and 800mm X 400mm slabs are also available.
  • Mottled black appearance; beautiful finish.
  • Interior-exterior continuity.
  • Minimal maintenance.

Sandal wood effect porcelain paving:

  • Superior craftsmanship; strongly resembles wood.
  • Admirable, opulent, and long lasting.
  • 810mm x 405mm slabs at 20mm thickness.
  • Almost no maintenance required.

Multicolour polished porcelain paving:

  • 600mm x 600mm Brera porcelain tiles in earthy shades.
  • 20mm thickness; crisply cut.
  • Sealing is unnecessary.
  • No maintenance.

Rivar Sand and Gravel has so many affordable patio landscaping solutions; there really is no need to sit or play in an unattractive space. Why not call in today?

Locations we cover:

(From our Hare Hatch Depot:) Reading, Twyford, Henley, Peppard, Kidmore End, Sonning Common, Shiplake, Wargrave, Sonning, Maidenhead, Marlow, Holyport, Windsor, Bray, Binfield

(From our Thatcham Depot:) Pangbourne, Theale, Bradfield, Padworth, Beenham, Aldermaston, Woolhampton, Bucklebury, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Kintbury

(From our Tadley Depot:) Basingstoke, Tadley, Oakley, Baughurst, Chineham, Hook, Kingsclere, Headley, Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Basing, Wasing, Whitchurch, Overton, Litchfield

(From our Windlesham Depot:) Ascot, Binfield, Bracknell, Wokingham, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Egham, Staines, Windlesham, Bagshot, Camberley

and everywhere in between...