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A patio of the Livadia Palace in Crimea.
A patio of the Livadia Palace in Crimea.
A paved patio with brick-built barbecue
A paved patio with brick-built barbecue

A patio garden (From the Spanish: patio meaning "back garden" or "backyard") is an outdoor garden space generally used for dining or recreation that often adjoins a residence and is typically paved. Specifically, it may refer to a roofless inner courtyard of the sort found in Spanish-style dwellings. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 3551 KB) Description Italian court of the Livadiya Palace (Ukraine) Source photographed by myself Photographer User:Podvalov Date 2002-09-06 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2272, 3551 KB) Description Italian court of the Livadiya Palace (Ukraine) Source photographed by myself Photographer User:Podvalov Date 2002-09-06 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Livadiya palace used to rival the Vorontsov Castle in Alupka as the most luxurious residence in Crimea. ... Motto: Процветание в единстве - Prosperity in unity Anthem: Нивы и горы твои волшебны, Родина - Your fields and mounts are wonderful, Motherland Capital Simferopol Largest cities Simferopol, Eupatoria, Kerch, Theodosia, Yalta Official language Ukrainian. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Patio_medium. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Patio_medium. ... A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. ... For the coarsely ground flour, see flour. ... People participating in summer luge as a form of recreation, in the Vosges. ... A residence may be a house, a place to live, like a nursing home. ... This article is about the American English usage of pavement as the durable surfacing of roads and walkways. ... A roof tiled in imitation of thatch at Croyde, north Devon, England Rooftops in Vietnam Snow on the roof The roof, the top covering of a building, is one of the universal structures found on all buildings. ... A court or courtyard is an enclosed area, often a space enclosed by a building that is open to the sky. ... A dwelling is a structure in which humans or other animals live. ...


Patios are typically made of concrete or stone slabs laid over a firm base. This base is often formed of a layer of compacted hardcore (stone chips), a layer of sharp sand, and a layer of cement mortar. The firmness and stability of the base is essential to the robustness of the top layer of slabs - an infirm base will typically result in cracked slabs. Patios that hold a lot of weight, such as driveways, require stronger foundations than those that are designed for light use. Concrete being poured, raked and vibrated into place in residential construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... In the most general sense of the word, cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. ... A foundation is a structure that transmits loads from a building or road to the underlying ground. ...


Patio gardening is often based around the use of large clay pots. The Gay Head cliffs in Marthas Vineyard are made almost entirely of clay. ...


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Patio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (186 words)
A patio garden is an outdoor garden space generally used for dining or recreation that often adjoins a residence and is typically paved.
Patios that hold a lot of weight, such as driveways, require stronger foundations than those that are designed for light use.
Patio gardening is often based around the use of large clay pots.
Patio Heaters - Stainless Steel, Gas, Electric, Chimenea, Table Top Heater (536 words)
Electric patio heaters are also available but less common, this is generally due to the less convenient methods of powering that are required.
A good patio heater can generally heat a whole patio, the heat is emitted all of the way around the heater and generally reaches about 5-6 metres, easily enough to cover most patios.
Most patio heaters can also be placed in the centre of a garden table if it has a parasol hole, this is as great way of providing maximum heat as people will usually be located near the table.
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