Borders are not usually necessary, however they can be used to create visual definition within your patio or walkway project. The one situation which strongly suggests a border is when the outside perimeter is so curved that small cuts are required to complete the body of the area. In this case, a border will both hold the small pieces in place and draw ones vision away from the cuts.
When considering a border there are 3 things to keep in mind to make your choice a success: color, texture and size. In this article we will discuss all three options and how they affect the appearance of a border.