Paving specialist Boral Masonry encourages homeowners to consider using segmental paving to add a DIY, budget-friendly and individual touch to gardens and outdoor areas.

Spring is the perfect time to spruce up an outdoor area for summer barbeques, alfresco lunches and afternoons around the pool.

Boral Masonry general manager Charlie Condo explains an outdoor flooring refresh can be just the ticket for realising a garden design dream without turning it into a big or expensive job. Segmental paving is a cost-effective, simple option for a DIY project, with a broad range of sizes, finishes and colours to suit different landscaping styles.

Being individual pavers, segmental pavers can be laid one at a time, providing flexibility for design changes along the way. Concrete flooring on the other hand, is poured in one batch and requires specialised equipment and labour.

Condo says a major advantage of segmental pavers is that they can be installed gradually at the layer's own pace. Homeowners can start with a small project, such as a path or set of stairs, and go from there as their design visions develop, and time and budget permits.

Segmental pavers offer great scope for creativity as they can be mixed and matched in patterns that make the most of the space. For example, homeowners can combine different coloured pavers to create an entertaining area, or interweave pavers with grass for a stepping stone path.

Segmental pavers are also cost-effective as they do not have to be laid by trained installers, reducing labour costs and making for an ideal DIY project. Homeowners can download a copy of Boral's handy Guide to Laying Pavers from the website, or pick up a copy from paving suppliers to learn more about correct laying techniques and achieve a professional look.

Boral pavers come in a variety of sizes, colours and textures to suit contemporary and traditional styles of homes and gardens. Boral's selection of pavers is suited to patios, paths, outdoor areas and pool surrounds.