Adding a patio to your property in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and nearby areas of Michigan is a great idea. Patios have been shown to increase home value and they provide a beautiful, functional area for entertaining guests and setting out outdoor furniture without it being damaged by mud or grass stains.

However, deciding to add a patio is just the first step. You must also decide how big you want it to be, where you want it to be located in your yard, and what type of material to use. At Rose Landscape Services, our hardscape contractors primarily work with flagstone or concrete pavers. Learn here about these two choices and decide for yourself which one may be the best for your particular property.

Flagstone looks natural and lasts for a lifetime.

Custom flagstone patio construction at a home near Grand Rapids, MI.

If you decide to go with flagstone for your new custom patio, there are some things you will need to know. First, be aware that flagstone or natural stone will have a higher initial cost than concrete pavers do. Do not let that deter you, though. Flagstone patios provide a gorgeous, natural look that seamlessly blends in with the rest of your landscaping.

Natural stone will also last for your lifetime and beyond, making it a solid investment. It also holds up well against all types of weather, which is something to take into consideration in our area of Michigan where we receive lots of snow each year. There are several types of flagstone that we can use, including:

  • Slate
  • Bluestone
  • Limestone
  • And more!

Flagstone will require more manual labor to install and it may take longer to build your patio, but the end result will be well worth it.

Concrete pavers offer many versatile design options.

Custom concrete paver patio installed at a home in Ada, MI.

If you are looking for versatile design options, then explore the world of concrete pavers. These offer an endless supply of colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns that we can use to create your new patio. If budget is a concern for you, then these may be the best material to choose as they are not as expensive as natural stone. Concrete pavers come pre-sized and are easy to install once any prep work of grading and leveling has been done.

Pavers do require some maintenance work to keep them in prime condition, so bear that in mind. They need to be cleaned and sealed after they are installed and will need to be cleaned and resealed every three years or so to keep them protected from the harsh weather we can have here. With the right maintenance schedule, pavers will last anywhere from 50-100 years.

Considering a new custom patio for your residential or commercial property? Contact our pros today.

If you are located in Ada, Grand Rapids, Cascade, or any of the surrounding cities in Michigan, our pros can create a beautiful new custom patio for your residential or commercial property. We'll help you choose the material that best fits your yard and your budget. Contact us today at (616) 293-0361 so we can come out and give you an estimate!