When you look to redesigning and renovating the outside space around your house after some years of a family garden, with a kick around area and worn out patches of lawn and fence, your thoughts race ahead to a variety of ways that can use that space so well once the kids have moved on.  One ideas is to lift much of he grassy areas and replace with hard landscaping – stone and paving patterns and the like.  But the rain cannot run away through hard landscaping, only a grassy area helps the environment in that way.

Have a smaller patio area with enough space to place a nice neat little table and chairs ensemble, with maybe a trellis at the side for growing fragrant climbers over, and with the rain able to soak away through a reconditioned lawn, the best of both worlds still exists. Browse online for garden furniture and accessories to bring your patio a fresh modern look.