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Patio expansion... Ideas needed

Posted by kelleesgarden (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 4, 12 at 7:36

We have a concrete patio in our backyard, we really need to expand the patio out another 5-6 feet. We cannot afford concrete. We wanted to do brick pavers but that is also out of our budget right now. We are wanting to put our fire pit on the patio as well. Does anyone here have any ideas of materials that are budget friendly we could use for our patio expansion?
Thank you

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RE: Patio expansion... Ideas needed

I think of projects in phases, and yours becomes a natural.

Excavate the soil at least 6 inches. Fill with 4 inches of crushed stone, then level with an inch of stone screenings atop. You now have an usable expanded patio. And, when you're ready for pavers, it will have settled for you to level again with sand and install the pavers.

Hope that helps.

RE: Patio expansion... Ideas needed

Another idea: Do you have access to rivers or creeks in your area. My nephew made a pretty sidewalk out of flat rocks gathered from the river beds. He dug up the soil and embedded the rocks level (kind of like stepping stones close together, then sowed grass seed in the soil around the stones. It was level with surrounding lawn and he just ran the lawn mower over the walkway. It was very pretty and free!

RE: Patio expansion... Ideas needed

Check your local CL for free/cheap landscaping materials.

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