There is more to go but as of right now this is what we have completed. I hope to add the pergola steps as well.
Step 1: The Graveyard (garden)
When we moved into this home they had a "garden" in place and it creeped us out so we decided to give it a facelift
Step 2: Dig and Level
We had to remove the fence and dig up the "stuff" they had in the "garden" .
This included a play set base and a sandbox....Toys included lol
Step 3: Add Layers
We added a layer of gravel, sand, weed barrier and Paver base Panels
Once you get the gravel, sand and paver base panels leveled as best as possible you can then begin laying the pavers.
Addie our old pup even tried to help with the weed barrier.
We even had a little hiccup in the process because it kept raining here in Indiana and we had to fix the corner or the patio since it obviously started to flood before we got everything completed. So to correct the flood we had to add more gravel and sand to level it out better.
Step 4: Pavers
Make sure your weed barrier and your paver panels are level and begin adding your pavers in the pattern you want. We had to cut a few of the pavers to fit our 12x12 patio. Once the pavers were layed out we put paver locking sand on the patio to ensure it held together. This takes time to cure! we waited about 3 days before we stood on it to ensure it was solid.
Step 5: Man What a Job
Step 6: Next Additional Steps
We added blocks for a sitting wall around the patio using stone/brick adhesive ensuring the four corners can hold a 4x4 post for our pergola once we begin that step. We also added the flower bed with the tree because of all the extra dirt we pulled out of the area where we placed the patio at.
Step 7: WOW
What a difference!