Easy Small Patio With Pavers

Bernice H
by Bernice H
4 Materials
10 Minutes

Hubs and my friend Betty lovingly made a small patio for me to sit, drink morning coffee, read, watch people ,watch birds or .....just watch grass grow! It was easier than we thought. And is just right...can sit four chairs. The neighbors have driven by and wave ,thumbs up..or stop and call.."great job,"and smile! We have yet to get an umbrella or bamboo shade to hang in early morning sun. 🤗🌺🌞

This is before...the almost constant rain made the yard so spongy I couldn't even walk on it safely. And the front was pretty bland and garden area was very overgrown.

Hubs took out plants, then removed top sod...by hand shovel..

Raked, smoothed, laid out the pavers in a preplanned pattern.

Gravel, sand, pavers, sweep clean.....

Planted pots...THEN we found a fountain the previous owners had left, and....IT WORKS! 🤗🤗🤗 I am enjoying my little patio so much...even when it is raining! I can look out the living room window and enjoy. And coming home...I love how much more welcoming it is.

This is the garden part..added pickets,

Cleaned out overgrowth of previous jungle.

This is as of June ‘18

Be kind to animals,feed slugs their favorite foods! 😳 trying to keep on top of that little army! But I sure like the picket fencing.

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  • Lorinda Sears Lorinda Sears on Apr 20, 2019

    I tried this, and it looked good but-------++ grass started growing up in between the edges of all pavers. It was aweful, trying to keep grass out oaround the pavers, any suggestions?

  • Aprile Aprile on Jun 15, 2020

    Curious as to what type of vine you have growing up the trellis. Thanks.

    You did a great job; looks very nice.

  • Connie Connie on Jun 16, 2022

    Beautiful job! I know you’ll enjoy the space! 🥰 (By the way, what’s rain??!!!)

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  • Leida R Leida R on Jul 07, 2022

    Hey, Bernice! Yes, I'm still around, I as well as you, also pop over once in a blue moon. For sure it's not like the old days. How have you been? It's beautiful to have heard from you.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jul 08, 2022

    Hey Leida..doing ok for an ..older lady! I’m still loving western Oregon while nathan would prefer to return to tan..hot..palm desert! Just getting older,slower, not having as much fun as in days of yore and yon. What’s going on in your world..and the rest of the gals?