Here is a patio that I had put in at my own house about a year ago. I had a local landscape company who are good friends of mine put in the patio. I helped them do it and learned a lot. I put in the brick edging around the patio and put the mulch down myself, that is why it doesn't look as good. I have done very little landscaping as my very tiny business mostly just does mowing and landscape mantaince. I thougth I would share and let me know what you think.