Sunday, November 16, 2014

New patio project

For some time I've been thinking about putting pavers down under the pergola in the back yard.  It is a big project and although I could have hired itt done, I'm obsessed with DIY.  I wanted to do it myself.  So..... I spent a great deal of time trying to decide on the pavers and how in the world I could manage all that sand, gravel and heavy pavers. 

How I managed was just taking it a small step at a time,  doing only as much as I could each day before getting too tired and making mistakes or getting hurt.

I took pictures before, during and after but for some reason I could only find the 'after' pics.  Oh well. After many trips with my trusty wheelbarrow hauling gravel, sand, and pavers I have finished!!!!  Hurrah!

I kept this stump in the paved area and plan to plant succulents and maybe that gray dichondra in the top after chiselling it out some.  It will look good trailing down the side.

The finished area before placing the furniture.  I used bricks for the border that I had left over from my house construction.

After placing the table and grill.  

There was about a foot drop in grade I had to deal with.