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Bash My First Patio...

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    Go ahead. I think it came out pretty good but lets see what you think... I've seen these topics before, I know what to expect. There was one part in particular that I was unsure about. The rock wall I did underneath the edge of the patio where it goes downhill, will that be there next spring? I secured them in with a hammer pretty well but with frost I have some doubt's. What would a pro do there? Morter? Or maybe I did it right:rolleyes:

    Anyway, its 200 sq. ft. of patio and 50 sq. ft. of stairs. Rock is called Goshen stone.

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  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

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  3. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
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    what did you use as your base material?

    it looks good =)
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    i really like tht look! nice work!
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    I used stone dust for the base, alot of stone dust. Compacted it twice with a plate compactor. Thanks for the positive feedback so far.

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  6. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i think the only thing that looks bad is all the diffrent materials. it goes from wood to stone to stamped. other then that it looks good.

    is that topsoil between the stones?

    is that your dingo? if so how do you like it im looking to get one.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    Thanks, the stairs bother me too. I'm thinking I'll probably take the boards off the top and fill up the inside with dirt and set stones inside the 4x4's. The stamped was put in with the pool and actualy matches up with the goshen stone color wise quite a bit.

    Ive rented the dingo a few times. The thing is amazing for its size but it does'nt make sence to me for the price. You can just get a regular skid for barely any more.

    Its top soil in the cracks for growing creeping thyme.
     
  8. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    dang you beat me to my next reply. i was going to say creeping thyme or a few cans of beer for moss (if its shady)
     
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    Its almost full sun so moss wouldn't work. What's with the beer thing, Ive never heard anything concerning beer & moss...
     
  10. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    i have never tried it but i have had a lot of people tell me if you pour beer on stone or cracks it will grow moss. i have seen it done and the moss did grow in thick within a few weeks. i have also heard of using a blender to whip up a slurry of sour milk and moss chunks.
     

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