Patios and Walkways
Patios and walkways are the first elements to install in a landscape. They are the "bones" of a landscape plan.

Patios and walkways provide structure and direction to visitors, a safe walking surface to the entry points of the home, and aesthetically providing a sense of permanence to even the newest landscapes. For nearly 20 years, Groundhog Landscaping has installed walkways with clay brick, natural stone, and concrete pavers in virtually every color and pattern imaginable.

Patio in Bedford NH

Patios by design. A well thought-out patio design provides ample space for social gatherings. Although patios in New Hampshire have a short season of entertaining, the season can be extended well into the fall, or even winter by adding an outdoor fireplace or outdoor kitchen. The evenings can be extended by installing low voltage landscape lighting strategically throughout the patio.

Brick patios and walkways are only as good as what’s underneath them. Clay brick and concrete pavers are very popular in New England not only because of the colonial influence on homes here, but because it is a segmented paving system. Think of it as “pre-cracked.” Freeze-thaw cycles can do a number on an impervious pavement like poured concrete or asphalt. Paving bricks allow for a little shifting without affecting the integrity of the surface. To minimize the movement of walkway or patio pavers, however, the base has to be built with the correct sand and gravels. We install our walkways and patios in the same landscape materials that we sell in our Materials Center – crushed gravel and concrete sand.

Do you need a landscape plan to install a new walkway or patio? Absolutely not! We have replaced many asphalt driveway walks with pavers throughout New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. These are quick projects that make a big difference in the presentation of any home landscape. For growing families, the deck is just too small. We can extend the outdoor entertaining area off the deck with a simple concrete paver patio.

Big projects too! Are you considering installing an in ground swimming pool? Before you hire a pool contractor to pour a concrete deck around the pool, call us for a free estimate on installing concrete pavers. Driveway need to be re-paved? Nothing says “elegance” like a concrete paver driveway! We will select the best quality paving stones for your driveway and install them with a solid base that will stand up to the worst New Hampshire winter!

How much do concrete pavers cost? You can visit our pricing page to get a general idea of how much your project will cost, and read more here about square-foot pricing, and how we arrive at a price for our concrete paver installations.