How To Go About Crazy Paving

Crazy paving is an unique way to enliven a particular pavement or a garden walkway. But what exactly is crazy paving? It is a style of paving which makes use of more than one color or style for designing an area.

This is one of the easiest design techniques and requires the least amount of hassles. In case you are sticking to using just different colors you do not have to worry about which colors goes with which other color. You can just use any number of colors and try to get a lively look. However when you are using multiple styles it is best you try to picture which style compliment which ones, i.e. because often the use of too many similar styles can mar the entire look.

But how exactly do you go about doing this type of paving? Before you begin with the paving make sure the soil is set rightly. In fact it is ideal that the soil is excavated to be level. Over the soil you can add on your mortar mix which would form the base for your pavement. In case you are using different stones make sure that the stones you get are more or less of the same size. Many use broken pieces of colored tiles on this mortar to bring in a colorful and crazy look. Some also use broken pieces of colored glass. In fact you can even use different scrap materials and recycled stuff to use on this pavement. There are some tiles which are used just for the purpose of crazy paving. You could pick up some more ideas from magazines or gardening books.

In case you are considering the use of plants then it is a good idea to buy them in flats. Buying plants in flats come at an economical rate. In that case it is a good idea to take up the project in the month of March. March being the onset of spring is a good time for planting. After the whole task is done, sprinkle the area with water. A light shower would be enough. Once dried brush the surface area off, get rid of the extra scrap and excess materials. One factor that you must remember while you are into crazy paving is that you should not try to be formal. In fact this whole style looks best with a carefully careless look. Try sticking to that.