Build A Stone Patio In Your Garden
If you want to build a stone patio in your yard, you will need to
begin with a plan, a set of tools, and the proper materials needed to
build stone patios or walkways in your yard, front or back.
Build Stone Patio
First, you will need to have the proper tools. The tools you will need
are a garden rake, measuring tape, heavy hammer, metal hoe, filter
fabric, carpenter’s level, gardening shovel, and crushed stone. You can
also you gloves if you prefer.
To begin to build stone patio, you will first need to dig out the earth
from the area that you will be placing the stone. Six inches deep is the
common depth, but you should dig a little further for colder climates.
Make sure to set edging around the area. This will make the area retains
Next, you will want to lay down weed fabric in order to prevent weed
from growing up through the stone, but this step is completely optional.
After that, you will need to fill the areas with crushed stone. This
will go three or four inches deep. Use a damp grout to set the stones.
Then tamp it down to two or three inches from the top.
To begin laying the stone, you will need to start in one corner of the
area. You will first need to lay the pattern along one side, then work
towards the opposite side. Leave a half inch gap between the stones. Try
to also avoid line of continuous joints. Tamp down the stones so that
they are level and then turn each stone upside down and wet the bottom,
Then pour the cement down. Level the stone again. The finished patio
will need to set overnight. The next morning, fill in the joints with a
sand and cement mixture. Make sure to not touch the joints until the
joint compound in completely set.
The way to build stone patio or walkways around your home is easy if you
are patient and take the time to do the job right. If you build stone
patios around you home, you will enhance the look and feel of your home,
and you can find many different uses for it, from entertaining to dining
outdoors. It will add value to your home and will let other people know
how much you care about the look and feel of your yard.
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