In our backyard we have a flat patio that has a flower garden on one side and grass on all the other sides. It’s level with the grass. I’ve been finding my flowers trampled on the last few years and this spring decided to do something about it. Keep reading to see our quick fix we came up with.
Patio Corner Wall
It’s still early spring- but as you can see in this photo, the patio is level with the grass. It’s very tempting for the kids to just run straight off the patio, trampling my flowers and head off to play in the backyard. It’s a little difficult to see the flowerbed in this photo- but it’s there and the bulbs are planted.
•cinder blocks- 5
•small patio pavers - 6 (8 1/4”x5 1/2”)
•large patio pavers- 2 (10 1/2”x 8 1/4”)
This project was fairly simple and easy to accomplish, given the fact I didn’t have to move any of the blocks myself. My husband and teenage son did that for me. 😍
First we laid 3 cinder blocks in the corner with the flowerbed.
Then we stacked the last two cinder blocks on top.
Next we placed one small paver in the top corner, then a large paver on each side with one small paver on the open end.
Finally, you will place two small pavers each on the lower open blocks. The small pavers hang over the edge just a bit, but I like the look.
Here’s a close up of the pattern. This would be an easy wall to extend in either direction.
The cinder blocks cost about $1.60 each, the small pavers $1.28 each and the larger pavers $1.98 each. It ends up being a fairly inexpensive fix to our high traffic corner.
We had a few pots and garden decorations to put on the wall to create depth and dimension.
This is what the corner looks like now. If you have a larger space, you can always extend the length and even height of the wall.
We have a few more garden pots we will put out along the sides, once it’s warm enough for them to come outdoors. I like the depth and added interest it gives our patio. We may even extend the wall another brick or two.
It’s now a lot harder for kids to jump over the flower beds or run off the patio and trample our flowers. This is what it looks like from the grass looking towards the patio wall.
You can find more of our home and garden decorating on our Instagram page (link below).
Who else is excited for Spring?
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Aimee on Feb 26, 2020
What a great idea!