Lovely pathway pattern and materials. Simple and classic. boxwood and a loose, informal mix of nicotiana, sweet alyssum, and dahlias in the two beds flanking the stone path Read more: Garden Plans for a Farmhouse - Kevin Reiner - Country Living
Use Brick Pavers to Line a Sidewalk
DT- I like the border around this one. I think it's called exposed aggregate.
Stamped concrete designs are able to provide the same beauty of a real wood deck.
Mom, what do you think about using this look for the concrete retaining wall around the southeast outdoor patio? Using boards for the concrete form work is a direct reference back to the barn. If you look at the barn's foundation you will see board marks similar to this. Another thought it to clad these walls in stone, but this may be too expensive.
A stamped concrete patio using a wood plank pattern and dyed concrete. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Grid pavers - don't love it but would cheaply solve the problem More