Are you looking to add a patio to your outdoor space? Installing patio pavers is an ideal and cost-effective way to do just that. 

With the right tools and some patience, you can design and install a beautiful patio in your own backyard. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started.


Installing patio pavers can be a daunting task, and planning is key. Before getting started, it’s necessary to take precise measurements of the space for your project. 

Make sure to account for space around each paver, as well as any curving features you might want in the design. Begin by drawing out a diagram of how you envision the finished product and adjust measurements accordingly. A good design should also take into consideration practical factors like drainage, slope, and lighting. 

Grassy Backyard Perfect For Patios
Open space became the perfect place for a patio!

With accurate measurements and a thoughtfully planned design scheme, installing patio pavers can be a rewarding experience that adds value to your home.


When deciding on what materials to use for your patio pavers, it’s essential to select items of high quality that will weather the elements. Consider factors such as durability and price, working within your budget without sacrificing quality for cost. 

Tools in a patio that is in progress
Greencare makes sure that only high quality tools are used!

Consult with experts at your local hardscape retailer who can inform you about how various materials may behave under certain climate and weather conditions. Taking the time to choose suitable materials upfront will ensure a long-lasting result with minimum upkeep – your outdoor oasis won’t require frequent or costly repairs down the line!

Types of Pavers

Pavers are an essential element in any hardscape patio project. Whether you’re replacing a worn-down driveway or creating a gorgeous outdoor patio, the type of paver chosen can drastically impact the look and lifespan of your project. 

You’ll have three main options from which to choose: poured concrete pavers, brick pavers, and natural stone pavers. 

  • Poured concrete is the most cost-efficient and durable, as well as easily customizable with its range of colors and textures.
  • Brick pavers offer a more classic appeal, showcased nicely in driveways where it has unparalleled strength compared to other paving materials.
  • Natural stone is an attractive choice that provides near-limitless options in terms of color and shapes, while lasting longer than either poured concrete or brick pavers. 

No matter which one you choose, you can rest assured that the correct installation will leave you with your dream outdoor oasis for years to come!


Once your materials have been chosen, it’s time to prepare the base of your patio space. 

Adding and leveling paver sand is an essential step if you want your patio pavers to end up looking smooth and even. That’s because the sand helps provide a flat, stable base for the pavers so they will not shift or sink over time. 

Workers preparing the space that is gonna be utilized to put the pavers in
Patio base preparation is important for long lasting patios.

It’s also vital to ensure that the sand is evenly distributed across the area that you wish to pave. To do this, simply use a rake to spread it out evenly before compacting it with a tamper — otherwise, your finished project could be uneven and unstable. 

While it may seem like an extra step, laying down paver sand properly is key in ensuring you get beautiful results for your outdoor project!  

Step 4: Install The Pavers

Once everything is leveled correctly out and compacted down, it’s time for the actual installation of the pavers! Begin laying them out from one end of your marked area going towards another end, making sure each paver is placed as close together as possible with little room between them (this will prevent weed growth). 

Worker placing the pavers for the patio
Pavers being placed for the new patio

For further stability, use a rubber mallet or vibrating plate compactor after every few rows have been installed; this will help keep them secured together when exposed to various weather elements like rain or snow during winter months in Southern Maine. 

Finally — after all pieces are laid out — use polymeric sand within seams/gaps between individual units & lightly spray water over the top until dry (this helps “lock” them into place).  

Creating a beautiful outdoor space doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated — with some basic knowledge and patience, you can install your own paver patio at home. By following the steps outlined above, along with proper planning and research beforehand, anyone living in Southern Maine can enjoy their new outdoor oasis without worrying about costly repairs anytime soon! With careful planning and execution – there’s no reason why this project won’t turn out just as you had imagined. 

Beautiful backyard with a laid out patio
A beautiful patio made by Greencare!

Sounds like a lot of work? Or maybe you are worried you don’t have the right skills or all the right equipment? Don’t worry; our team here at Greencare is experienced and well-equipped to take on your hardscape project. Give us a call today and watch your patio dreams come to life!

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