We had a patio installed last year on the back of my house to replace the old deck, and connected it to my old patio around the pool. One thing the installer should have advised (he did build what I wanted), but he should have mentioned water run-off. when it rained hard, the mulch would wash out of the bed between the two patios. So I installed metal edging, added gravel. Two hard rains, and no mulch moved. The only water in the bed has to fall directly on it, so it is doing great. I like the metal edging, very easy to install, looks better than the vinyl rolls, I started with that, but ripped it out and returned it, as it looks so bad, plus it would not be strong enough to hold up the gravel/rocks. Plus a added photo of my front garden for others to get ideas, still need to work on the front garden to the right of the steps though, but it's getting there.
Garden, Mulch Beds, Mulch Washing Away, Drainage Solution for Patio
Past Summer pic
another past summer pic
and another past summer pic
added a roof over patio finally. I had a builder do this part.
2x6 T&G, with white solid stain for roof sheathing. 2ftx4ft skylights. Still need to add ceiling fans.
Need to re-do my garden now; got all tore up due to installing the post footings.
- 2x6 T&G (Saunders Lumber-Suffolk VA)
- Velux skylights