How To Create An Affordable Patio Area

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Our flagstone area was too small and hard to keep clean! We revamped it and made it four times the size for not much cost!
Flagstone can make a lovely patio, but in this case it was too hard to keep clean in an area that gets a lot of rain and little sunlight. See what we did to enlarge it at low cost to us!
We began by taking a pick axe and rocking the flagstone pieces until they came loose and pulled them out. They were all put off to the side to save until finished.
We ordered bags of crushed white rock from our local tile company and had them delivered to site. It was inexpensive and drains well in our area. We didn't use any underlayment and will just spray weed killer every once in awhile if necessary.

Once we dumped out all of the bags and spread them out with a shovel, making sure to keep the rock layer somewhat even. Next we created a border with the existing flagstone pieces that are thin and not difficult to place into the ground by just digging a small amount of the surface with the shovel.

We didn't have enough to go around all of the rock, so got creative with the pattern! We did spray some bleach on the flagstone to clean it once in place.
Now we have a beautiful French cafe look in the garden and added more details shown on my blog. For more about the process, cost and amounts purchased you can visit the blog Shabbyfufu that I'll link below.
Suggested materials:
  • Crushed Rock   (Tile Supply)
Janet Coon-Shabbyfufu
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  • Michelle Michelle on Jan 18, 2017
    Do not use chemicals to kill weeds especially if you have pets. Instead very hot water in a spray bottle with vinegar does the trick every time. Beautiful patio!