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How To Add Finishing Touches to a Patio

Learn how to create a finished landscape around a travertine patio.

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travertine tile path leads from patio to veranda
  • Time


  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Add the Pine Straw

Pine straw is used as mulch for these planter beds because it's indigenous to the area. Grasses, shrubs and hydrangea are planted in beds around the patio to add color and texture.

pine straw mulch is indigenous to the area

Step 2: Install a Fountain

An ornate wall fountain is installed on an ivy-covered brick wall next to the patio to serve as a focal point. The classic lion fountain complements the style of the historic Charleston home and yard.

classic lion wall fountain compliments style



  • Tools from Porter-Cable Corporation
  • Iron-Clad Gloves

  • Tools from Porter-Cable Corporation