Out With the Old
Certain things had to go before construction could begin. First was the old patio in the corner, along with the L-shaped row of low shrubs that bordered it. Next, they took out a dogwood in the lawn, followed by a large oak that would have hemmed in the new patio. In their places, Bill added a new flagstone walk, more lawn, and a curved planting bed by the house.
With the addition of teak furniture and planters for seasonal color, only one step remained to complete this picture. Sandy and David invited friends to enjoy it with them, spending a comfortable evening feeling a thousand miles away.
"Bigger, Better Patio" is from the May 2006 issue of Southern Living.