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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.
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:
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