I am a renter, have horrible white stones, sharp to walk on

Its a small area i would like to use for small outdoor table, but white sharp stones are in place; what could i use to transform the area to a traffic area thati can use for my table and chairs that is soft underfoot, also needs to be affordable?

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  • If you want soft, take up the rocks and plant grass. Or another option would be to use concrete stepping stones so that the area is level.
  • Linda Barrett Dirksen Linda Barrett Dirksen on Jan 16, 2018
    Soft under foot? Hmm, they make some amazing artificial turf now, just have to move the stones and level the area for your table
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jan 16, 2018
    Try putting a load of sand in the area. It will settle down into the rocks, then hopefully add some surface that eliminates most of the sharp pokes. You could ask if you can rake the rocks out (save them) and either grow grass (seeds are cheap), fill with sand, or even small river rock.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 16, 2018
    since you are a renter before you do anything you must speak to the landlord
  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Jan 16, 2018
    Don’t know how level or uneven your area is? But they do make some fairly thick mats out of recycled tires that go together like a puzzle to make whatever size you want that would solve your sharp rock issue at least. Whether their cheap or not will depend on what’s considered cheap for you? Maybe you could find some used ones too?
  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Jan 16, 2018
    Another possibility is to buy those square pavers (pretty 'inexpensive) and use the rocks as the "filler" in between the pavers. The pavers can also be painted.
  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jan 16, 2018
    For my suggestion, you'll need a rake to move the rocks aside and some indoor-outdoor carpeting, preferably the nylon kind that allows for water to go through it rather than soak in. Move the rocks to the perimeter of the area with the rake. You can also use it to level any bumps in the underlying soil. Set down the rug and voila! Instant comfort and decor. Happy summer down under!
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 17, 2018
    Have you asked your landlord if you can do this? That's the first thing you need to do. Maybe he'll buy the things needed for you...
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