Masonry has made it possible for homeowners everywhere to be able to craft their landscape into a scene from their dreams. It has been developed over the course of hundreds of years and plays a part in every major cultural civilization. Backyard walkways, as well as patios, make a beautiful and tranquil space for the family to spend cool evenings relaxing or a place for summer barbecues. If you have young children or pets and you have created a stunning space in your backyard for flowers and shrubs, having a stone or brick walkway will define what is off-limits. Building a walkway or patio is an easy task that you can do yourself as part of a weekend project.