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Outdoor armchairs on pavers next to a firepit and gas heater
Get your backyard looking its best for alfresco entertaining, with inspiration from Tuscan Path.

Time for a tidy up

Now’s the time to create a premium patio space for entertaining, or to simply give things a tidy-up. Greenery plays a huge role, but so does your choice in hardscaping materials. Tuscan Path has what you need to create a natural-yet-polished look.

Down the garden path

Landscapers often talk about creating a “sense of journey”, inviting and enticing onlookers deeper into the garden. Whether you’re considering a winding path toward a secret sanctuary, or making a well-travelled service area route more appealing, a pebble-and-paver path transforms a functional garden element into something you will appreciate every step of the way. This easy D.I.Y. feature uses simple pavers as stepstones. Fill in the gaps between with grass, groundcover plants or with Tuscan Path pebbles in striking, contrasting colours.

Landscaping pebbles sectioned off by garden edging

Destination patio

For a cohesive look, consider using the same pavers to construct a patio. Whether designed as a private retreat or the centre of entertaining action, a paved patio is an eye-catching addition to your backyard. Tuscan Path porcelain pavers are tactile, durable (they’re even tough enough for driveways) and they come in a range of colours and sizes, so you can achieve exactly the look you want.

Aerial view of Tuscan Path porcelain pavers

Clear boundaries

One small step that will make an immediate impression is tidying up your garden beds. If spring growth is making your groundcover run wild or causing turf to creep into flowerbeds, a run of garden edging will solve the problem. Tuscan Path’s composite edging is made from recycled plastic and wood fibres. It’s resistant to mould and termites, strong and durable, and it can be laid around both curved and straight beds. It can also be used to define a space around a statement tree or to give a polished finish to pebble paths.

A man uses a rubber mallet to install Tuscan Path composite garden edging

Garden décor

A few decorative accessories can take your garden from so-so to spectacular. Plant a statement shrub in a stunning pot by the front door, or use it to liven up a bare corner of the patio. Garden screens create an attractive design feature; they also be used to cleverly disguise an unsightly pool pump or aircon unit. To create cohesion in the garden, look for linking features in your accessories. For example, pair a weathering steel screen with a similarly rust-toned pot, like the Tuscan Path ‘Jasper’.

Three Tuscan Path ‘Jasper’ pots in rust, on a weathered timber deck

Some products are not available at all Bunnings stores, but may be ordered.

Gather your materials

Our Tuscan Path range has what you need to create a beautifully landscaped entertaining space.

Photo Credit: Sue Stubbs

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.