Fire Pit Patio

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Building this Fire Pit Patio was the best thing we've done in the yard. We really get so much enjoyment from it. We've since replaced the actual outdoor fireplace and added a couple more chairs. Easy to do if you don't mind a little exercise! Well worth the work.
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Garden pavers and some pea stone.  Hose it all down after a night of wood burning fun.

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Garden pavers and some pea stone. Hose it all down after a night of wood burning fun. http://www.recapturedcharm.com/2010/06/fire-pit-patio.html
Last year we added a couple more chairs and a new fireplace.

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Last year we added a couple more chairs and a new fireplace. http://www.recapturedcharm.com/2010/06/fire-pit-patio.html
Cut a circle the size you want your patio and remove all grass and dirt to about 6 inches down minimum 

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Cut a circle the size you want your patio and remove all grass and dirt to about 6 inches down minimum http://www.recapturedcharm.com/2010/06/fire-pit-patio.ht
After the circle is cut and the grass/soil removed, we laid down some landscapers cloth. The cloth was then covered in limestone screening.
After the circle is cut and the grass/soil removed, we laid down some landscapers cloth. The cloth was then covered in limestone screening.
An edging stone was used to keep everything contained at grass level. Plastic edging at garden area. Fill in with more screening.  Tamper  the limestone down, water tamper again.  Best to let sit a couple of days
An edging stone was used to keep everything contained at grass level. Plastic edging at garden area. Fill in with more screening. Tamper the limestone down, water tamper again. Best to let sit a couple of days
Arrange your pavers leaving space for pea stone.
Arrange your pavers leaving space for pea stone.
Fill with pea stone. Landscape around the patio
Fill with pea stone. Landscape around the patio
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In full bloom

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In full bloom http://www.recapturedcharm.com/2010/06/fire-pit-patio.html
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  • Crystal
    on Jun 8, 2017

    If I'm building up the ground level to an existing higher level patio, how would i do this? Could I place the landscaping barrier on top of the existing grassy area? or would have to kill the grass first if not removing it?
    Also, is it recommended that I build it up using wood, to achieve the desired height?
    • Recaptured Charm
      on Jun 8, 2017

      I'm not a landscaper by any means, and they would be better to answer these questions, but I can answer from experience. I'm not sure how high you're going but always, always remove the grass. Landscaping barriers are only as good as the way you utilize them. I would want to completely remove any grass. You could use wood, but wood at ground level has a tendency to absorb water and crack, split and even worse, rot. To be sure your project lasts as long as you want it to, use bricks or stones to build up to the higher level.

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  • Ccp2381352
    on Sep 20, 2015

    Yeah how much does it cost to do this and how long does it take to finish the project

  • Pau3193614
    on Dec 4, 2015

    I concur with Ccpolicarpio13 good one to try out

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