The great OUTDOORS A variety of styles and materials underfoot can give you a versatile area that can withstand most of the elements T urning a corner of your garden into a year-round patio is ideal if you love spending time outside. It means you'll always have somewhere to enjoy the fresh air and any late year round sun, if you're lucky. Sprucing it up with some pot plants and a table and chairs, can provide you with an adaptable space for alfresco dining, reading or relaxing. 262 | NOVEMBER 2015 Installing a patio is a fairly simple job and can usually be done over a weekend. But don't attempt it yourself if you're an amateur, as bad DIY is worse than no DIY. A professional landscaper can provide you with a quote to install and source all the products for you. Try and pick a spot that will work best for you - maybe you want to be next to the house so that you can access it easily; or perhaps a sunny spot at the end of the garden will work better for you?