Can I put lawn grass mulch over a large crack in front patio?


I have a tiny budget to spend $25.00.Would it look pretty? Or can I DYI using cement over cement to repair it?

  12 answers
  • I was always told you can not just put new cement over old cement because there is no bonding agent in cement. Try adding the mulch or flowers to cover the damage.

  • Em Em on May 03, 2020

    I don't know how large the crack is but you can buy cement repair in a caulking tube at Home Depot.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 03, 2020

    Hi Sue,

    This might be a solution to your problem, they are called Stepables, they fill in cracks and tolerate traffic:

  • I think I would fill it, Sue, and if you still don't like the look, put an outdoor rug over it or paint a rug on it.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on May 03, 2020

    Sue: once again, I agree with Ann... those are your best options

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on May 03, 2020

    I agree that an outdoor rug would be best for covering the crack until it can properly be fixed.

  • You can purchase crack repair products within your stated budget. Bring a photo of the crack with you to your local home improvement store and ask for guidance there.

  • Janice Janice on May 03, 2020

    Hi Sue, I suggest you repair the crack as they often get larger in time. Here's a video that shows a product that you might use and instructions on how to do the repair. Not sure how large the crack is on your patio, but this is something to consider and well within your budget. Hope this is useful.

  • Deb K Deb K on May 03, 2020

    Hi Sue, I would recommend cleaning the crack out thoroughly and filling it with a cement filler. You can purchase the fillers for a fairly low price, hope this video instruction helps you out.

  • Betsy Betsy on May 03, 2020

    Hi Sue: Yes, you can, but once the grass gets hot and wet, it's going to smell like the devil! And, on a windy day it will blow all over the place :) You can get a product called Crack Repair from most home improvement stores. It's not that expensive and easy to use. If the crack is wide and deep, you can get a bag of sweeping sand, masons sand, or the like (it has different names and is the type used in egg timers) but NOT play sand. Play sand won't fill the voids under the crack, it just sits there and looks at you. The other types of sand will drift down and fill any holes that are around. It's not expensive, either. Clean out the crack as best as you can and then get some backing rod, it's a flexible foam coil, also not expensive, and comes in different widths. Fill the crack to about 11/2" from the top with the sand, put the foam rod in and then the crack repair. The whole thing should fit into your budget. Good luck

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 04, 2020

    You can add concrete but make sure the existing is clean and there is no debris. Most of the time, to get it to adhere you need to score the original concrete but since it is cracked, it should adhere fine. They also make a few products. Check this one out:

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 07, 2020

    I think repairing the crack is the better method. Good luck and stay safe!