How do I make a temporary patio floor over grass?

by Cindy

I'm a renter with a small concrete patio With an equal sized grassy area next to it. I would like to level it and put down something temporary to use as a patio extension. I would have a canopy couch and chairs and table in this area. It can't be anything elaborate because I am an active 62 Year old woman and I will be building it myself . I was thinking of some kind of large plastic decking squares (not too expensive) but I'm not sure how to put it on the grass so it Is sturdy.

  5 answers
  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Mar 28, 2019

    Do you have a picture of the area?

  • Unexpected Elegance Unexpected Elegance on Mar 28, 2019

    Unfortunately, nothing will be super level if the ground isn't to start. I was thinking about the clip together style decking but I'm not sure how well it would hold up. What about adding a pea gravel area? Would that be an option?

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 28, 2019

    One of the most important things to keep in mind is a perfectly level piece of ground to start with. I hope you have your landlord's permission to do this.

    • Cindy Cindy on Mar 28, 2019

      Landlord said I can do whatever I want as long as it can be put back to its original condition. And I can level the area with sand or pea gravel

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 29, 2019

    If leveled with pea gravel have you considered pavers or interlocking tiles? The tiles would be a little more stable then interlocking plastic and they would hold the weight of a bbq or seating better.

  • J Brown J Brown on Dec 24, 2020

    Pea gravel is great when you put down. Taking is up when you move is a nightmare getting all the stones gone.