Here's the before shot - its a mess and in need of help!
First things first, we determined how big we wanted our patio to be. So we - and let me stop here and state that when I refer to we I mean Justin and our friend Mark. I was there for moral support and to bring out drinks and make food. Ok, so "we" began by measuring out the area in which we wanted our patio and then marked each corner and used spray paint to mark it off. Simple enough.
Next they determined how far down they were going to need to dig. It depends on your gravel/sand layers. You will see as we go but you need several base layers before you begin laying your stone or brick. By the way - we are going with stone. We are using 3" of gravel, plus 3" of screening (stone) plus our patio stones which are 2". So our depth was 8" total.
After that was all calculated and confirmed (measure twice/dig once) - we were ready for the official ground breaking.
And what a great pit this is. Soon this pit will be filled with good things that will lead to a patio - which we can't wait for.
So that was our weekend, we have more work to follow so stay tuned in the next few weeks for part two of our building the patio project. Tomorrow I'm finally sharing about painting our house. Woohoo, that's been a long time coming and I'm so ready to share that process and end result with you.
Any other landscaping or outdoor projects going on? Share with me!!