Jul , Bare wood floors were so chic and such a staple of s style, that painting them over and covering them up seemed sacrilegious I didn t think so anymore Vacuum and wipe down floor thoroughly to remove all dust and dirt Use polyurethane based porch and floor enamel If you want to improve
The depth of mulch needed varies depending on the type of mulch that is used Recommended depths are Fine Mulch deep Coarse Mulch deep Avoid putting mulch too close to the trunks of tree or shrubs, since it can attract pests As it decomposes, mulch leeches nitrogen from the soil, so apply a nitrogen
Oct , If you re laying pavers into a healthy lawn, there s no need to think about what to plant in between them Contemporary Patio Contemporary Courtyard stones and pavers can settle and sink over time because of moisture and foot traffic and may need to be lifted occasionally so more sand or soil can be
Then, remove one circular row of patio pavers, and set the first course of fire pit pavers down onto the stone and sand base Use the rubber mallet to tap the pavers level and even Continue setting fire pit pavers, making sure you overlap the joints from one course to the next Pour a thick layer of polymeric sand over
Patio Extension You can also extend the size of your patio, by digging out the soil around it and installing a proper gravel and sand bed, then screeding and tamping the sand across both the old and new areas to make it level However, keep in mind that the non concreted areas will be more likely to settle, and over time
Danny Lipford That base that Andy is talking about is the crushed limestone which will act as the foundation for our pavers In this case, that means about five cubic yards of it This tiller does a great job of churning up the dirt, but it s a chore letting it drag you all over the yard So, of course, I jump in to do my share.
Apr , I plan to restain the porch floor a dark gray soon, but in the meantime the poor floor needed some serious cleaning I first swept the large debris off of the porch and then hosed off the entire surface with water to remove some of the grime This step is not necessary but it just made be feel better so I did it.
Jun , remodel screened porch It took us over months to finish this porch, which is amazing because we did the whole house last year in months But, with traveling and the crazy I still try to decorate it a little, but usually have to blow ( not sweep) the sand and dirt away every few days Enjoy your porch!
Layout Mark out the area for your patio using stakes and string Excavation Remove the top several inches of the existing soil, and level the area Base Spread of crushed limestone over the area, and use a plate compactor to compact the stone Add of sand on top for a base Lay Pavers Lay pavers, such as those
Jun , We ve now added a patio umbrella over the table, and string lighting (which I ll share in a later post), but these are the pictures I took right after we finished DIY PAVER PATIO SUPPLIES (Affiliate links included below) Gravel ( inches for entire space) Sand ( inch for entire space) Stone or brick pavers