The Hint of a Patio?

Making a Nice Little Spot

I don't even know what else to call this thing. Pavers under the garden bench? Eine Kleine Patio? Well, whatever it's called - it's about time. I love my little garden bench but sitting on it in summer always left the ankles exposed to all the mosquitoes that seemed to hover under the bench. On top of that it always looked a little sloppy because not much grass grew under there, and occasionally a neighborhood cat would decide it was a great place to sleep - at least until Linus came out!

So this season I decided to do something about it.  First I laid out the 16" pavers to get an idea of positioning and so I'd know exactly where to dig.  The nice thing is this was a small project so the digging was minimal.

Then I just laid out the pavers, leveled them, and swept some soil into the cracks. I wish I knew the name of the pavers, but they are a kind of oldish looking brown with gray and I really liked the design. I got them at Lowe's for about $4.50 each.

The whole project took about an hour-and-a-half.

This is a good shot because it puts things in perspective. Believe-it-or-not, I actually like the fact that there are at least four different types/styles of pavers going on in the back yard!

One more project done!
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