This large patio space is constructed to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Large slabs of Tennessee Crab Orchard flagstone are set on a deep gravel base to create a permeable patio. The spaces between the slabs are filled with small rounded stones which blend nicely with the color of the stone and allow rainwater to flow between them to the gravel bed beneath the patio.
Planting beds surrounding the patio space are densely planted with a mix of perennials, flowering shrubs and evergreens. The plantings were carefully chosen so their colors also echo and complement the stone colors.