Jul , Establishing grass will be already be tricky enough without the kids potentially throwing sand all around the area Pea Gravel A I m skipping the rubber mulch I don t like We built the kid a pirate ship sandbox, with a water table as the aftcastle, and already the scorched grass is getting covered But pea
May , Also put it a further proximity to trees to avoid leave from falling on the deck or into your fire Step Two As you measure the circumference see to it that you spray the grass The paved After having laid down the large pavers, start laying the small pavers which will create the space for your patio area.
Mar , The following video is a amateur job on how to install a paver walkway and or pathway I am not a professional, take my advice at your own risk Watch this v
More environmentally friendly than asphalt or concrete, these pavers minimize runoff that can pollute waterways The pavers are made of brick, stone, or, like here, concrete, but they ll work only if laid over a properly installed base For a job of this scale, hire a pro with How to Build a Grass Driveway Step One How to
Jun , To determine how deep you need to dig, add up the thickness of your pavers, plus the inches of gravel and inch of sand Our pavers are inches thick, so we needed a total of inches in depth We dug up the grass, keeping it in chunks, so we could replant it in other places around the yard, and along
Laura Stone So our weekends are filled with going to different furniture stores and trying to furnish the place And it s been fun, especially with the bathroom stuff and everything Danny Lipford Jay would like all new windows, but dressing up what s here fits into their budget a lot better We could use some regular window
Jul , Here s the nitty gritty on how we transformed itand how you can, too, if you d like to tackle such a project! Shovel Rake Landscape fabric Landscape staples Rubber mallet Edging supplies (I used pavers, stakes and string for a straight line, a hand In this photo, you can see the fresh sod we put in.
A pathway made of stone pavers is a great way to save your lawn from being trampled and compacted by foot traffic Can we do it ourselves Set the Pavers placing the paver stone in the setting bed and pounding it with a rubber mallet for Photo by Kindra Clineff Wiggle the stone into the setting bed and pound it with
Apr , You know all those grass clippings, leaves and other kinds of yard waste that you put in the trash How about the potato A small rubber garbage can works well, but you will need to punch holes in it, as the microbes that actually do the composting need oxygen to do their work Or consider as I am,
Jul , While the LADWP has some very good information on lawn alternatives as well as training classes on water wise landscaping, why did they have to But even more than dirt v concrete (cuz you can always put sand in a big container if needs be and fill up a large washtub with water for water play etc.)
Make a patio or garden border that does double duty as extra backyard seating You may not have a large plot to mark off, but your patios and flower beds are still deserving of a border, and one that doubles as a place to sit down will make your Step on the dirt to pack it in place, being careful not to dislodge the stones.
Jun , You will see how you can terrace a hill, stop errosion or merely make a raised garden in a hillside by stacking blocks You didn t put weed guard down Pack the spaces between the stones and back fill each coarse about inches with paver base material, then fill in the rest with dirt pack the paver
Oct , Having to spend too much time thinking about where you re stepping can take away from the experience of walking on water. Contemporary Landscape by Sam C ford Architects Sam C ford Architects What should I put in between the pavers If you re laying pavers into a healthy lawn, there s no
The common belief is that a layer of gravel in the bottom of pots will improve drainage and keep the soil from spilling out, and besides, that s how we ve always done it, But for pots that don t have holes, some people put gravel in the bottom of the pot, to create a sort of internal drainage tray to collect water under the dirt.
In addition to proper ventilation, a respirator or dust mask will go a long way in protecting your lungs and health Respirators and dust Dust mask for cutting grass N Not oil proof The most common rating for disposable dust masks is N, which will filter of airborne particles that are not oil based N covers most
Remove grass from the patio area using a shovel or gas powered turf cutter Be sure that both screed rails slope ? inches across their length that ll ensure the patio will drain rainwater Then, remove one circular row of patio pavers, and set the first course of fire pit pavers down onto the stone and sand base.
With all the beauty of a well manicured lawn but without the maintenance, a stone patio makes an elegant addition to any home But while tile can be set with one hand, laying a pound stone slab takes b n and is best handled by two people For straight cuts, use a level as a straightedge to guide the scribe.
Once it s in place, pull a rubber grout float across it firmly to press the mat down and remove any air bubbles Now you re ready to remove the film from the mat and apply the tile The pattern and spacing will depend on the specific tile that you use When the tiles are in place you can use the grout float again to firmly press
FIG is a perspective view of the top side of a paver stone FIG is a front elevation view of the paver stone, the back elevation view being the same as the front elevation view FIG is a right side elevation view of the paver stone, the left side elevation view being the same as the right side elevation view FIG is a top
Place mil plastic sheeting on the ground around the house to catch any debris Wear a properly fitted respirator that s approved for asbestos (HEPA filter, colored coded purple) Wear disposable coveralls with hood, rubber gloves, goggles, and rubber boots Do not bring asbestos contaminated clothing, boots, or tools
This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers will tell you it takes at least one strong buddy to place the bluestone tread caps and that you should check your local codes about riser heights Measure the thickness of the pavers and stones, add a little space for mortar, and use a board to scribe the shingles.
If the rubber flapper at the bottom of the toilet tank is warped or damaged, water will seep out around it, causing the toilet to continue to run To replace a defective flapper Turn off the water to the toilet Flush the toilet Disconnect the chain from the flapper Remove the flapper Replace the flapper Reconnect and adjust the