I started by sticking a stake in the middle of my current “fire pit”, tying a rope to it and going in a big circle around the whole pit with a can of spray paint. I measured the paths using the “width” of the landscape fabric I had on hand. And decided to do a path from my driveway (along the side of the house/our little garden) to converge with the path at my deck and then go on to the fire pit. And then, I removed ALL of the sod.
Step 1: Landscapers Fabric Down and Now Add Sand
With the sod removed I covered all of it with landscape fabric and then (fortunately for me and my poor back) my neighbor happened to notice and also have a new toy he loved to use. He brought his tractor over and hauled the sand for me.
Step 2: Finished and Low Maintenance
There are some real cool things about this fire pit that I absolutely love. Mow it is awesome because I can go right over all of the edges so NO WEED WACKING. But I have to be sure that the mower blows the grass out and away from the pit of course. I love taking my shoes off on hot summer days and walk in the sand and pretend I'm at the beach!