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DIY Cobblestone Path

Everyone use a particular path to walk in our yard. After years of trying to get grass to grow, we had no such luck. Since I couldn't get grass to grow along this path area, I decided to create a cobblestone path.
Time: 4 Days Cost: $200 Difficulty: Easy
Using a shovel, first we drew the outline of the pathway, and using a spade shovel we dug up the grass and a top layer of dirt.
Once all the dirt was removed, we then spread the sand on top of the path, making sure there is a heavy coat of sand
Added the sakrete to the wheel barrow and mixed it with water to get the consistency of heavy cake batter. Stir to get completely dissolved making sure you scrap around to blend the cement. Pay attention to not let it harden.
Pour cement into the molds and smooth the top layer using a trowel. Allow to sit for about 5-10 mins before you remove the mold. Smooth top surface again
Allow to dry/harden overnight. Spread more sand on top to fill in the spaces and finished it off with the gravel rocks. Using a broom, sweep the rocks around to fill in the gaps
Planted border grass to outline the path shape

Materials used for this project:

  • Sakrete   (Lowes)
  • Cobblestone mold   (Lowes)
  • Sand   (Local Store)
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To see more: http://vivalavintageforyourhome.com/2017/07/19/finally-the-pathway/

  • Evelyn Schaedel
    Evelyn Schaedel New York, NY
    on Aug 16, 2017

    This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jamala W
      Jamala W Whitmire, SC
      on Aug 16, 2017

      thank you! Glad you liked it.... you're very welcome

  • Cherade7
    on Aug 20, 2017

    Great idea, wish I were that industrious!

  • Mik Osurac
    Mik Osurac
    on Aug 20, 2017

    Jamala this is beautiful!!! Just what I was looking for, I'm going to start this tomorrow. Thank you!

    • Jamala W
      Jamala W Whitmire, SC
      on Aug 31, 2017

      I'd love to see your project after you're done.. please tag me so i don't miss it

  • Michele
    Michele Ringwood, NJ
    on Aug 21, 2017

    That turned out beautiful. What a great idea! I was looking for something that I didn't have to carry pavers, they are so heavy. Thanks for the idea and inspiration.

    • Jamala W
      Jamala W Whitmire, SC
      on Aug 31, 2017

      You're very welcome.. this was fairly easy, lifting the concrete bags is heavy but don't lift as many as you would do with pavers....but i saved money doing it this way

  • Kimberly Valentino
    Kimberly Valentino Van Nuys, CA
    on Aug 31, 2017

    Oh My! You did such a wonderful job! It looks soooooo pretty!

    • Jamala W
      Jamala W Whitmire, SC
      on Aug 31, 2017

      Thank you! I appreciate your compliment

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