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Choosing Flagstone or Concrete Pavers for Patio Construction

Choosing Flagstone or Concrete Pavers for Patio Construction

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
  • ...
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Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Space this Spring

Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Space this Spring

If you aren't getting as much use from your outdoor living area as you would like to, it may be missing a few essential elements. Here at Rose Landscape Services, we install outdoor living features for properties in Cascade, Grand Rapids, and Ada, MI. Through our hardscape installation services, we hope to add both aesthetic and functional value to our clients' outdoor living spaces.

If you are looking to revitalize your outdoor living space this spring but aren't sure where to get started, consider adding a lighting system, patio, outdoor kitchen, or fire pit.


An architectural or outdoor lighting system can highlight landscape features and provide enhanced safety.

If you want to highlight certain features of your landscape, like a flower bed, tree, or water feature, our team can install an architectural lighting system. We will illuminate your landscape at night and allow passersby and visitors alike to marvel at your landscape's beauty.

Whether it be through uplighting, downlighting, spotlighting, or path lighting, our outdoor lighting company will highlight the exact features you want.

While we can install an architectural lighting system to highlight a specific feature, we can also install a more general outdoor lighting system for your home in Ada, MI. This kind of system will provide enhanced safety and security. Visitors will be able to more easily navigate your property, and criminals will be...

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3 Reasons Your Property Needs a Custom Paver Patio

3 Reasons Your Property Needs a Custom Paver Patio

Expanding your outdoor living space can be done with many different elements, but one that is not as pricey and yields a great return on investment is adding a custom paver patio. One of the top 10 items that people look for in a new home, patios can add extra entertainment space to your home and can even help increase the overall value of the property, according to the National Association of Realtors.

If you live in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, or other cities within the greater Grand Rapids area, read on to see why your property needs a custom paver patio.


1. Patios Increase Your Michigan Home's Value

Custom paver patio and walkway being constructed at Grand Rapids, MI home.

According to HGTV, the patios that yield the largest ROI are ones that look as though they have always been a part of the home. In other words, when patios are built using durable, attractive materials that complement the exterior of the property, there is a better ROI. Paver patios can be made with a variety of colors and designs and are completely customizable.

Note that in order to receive the best return on the money you're spending, it's best to install a patio that is proportionate to your property. If you have a small backyard, then a smaller patio is advised. An extensive patio, in this case, may price you out of the surrounding real estate market and you may not be able to recoup the costs. But if you have a large estate, then consider adding a larger patio with an outdoor kitchen and an LED landscape lighting...

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