Geraldine has been asking me to build a patio on the raised area in our garden – a rare area that actually gets the evening sun – for ages…. I have been wanting somewhere to skate for ages…. so I said if I could build a skate ramp I would build her the patio… she said I could build the skate ramp if I built her the patio first!
This is how that area looked back in 2011(?) when mum and dad were trying to hack it back… it got several more hacks and got gradually more unruled until this year when we finally got round to properly tackling it.
First I had to clear the cr@p and build a wall around it (3:1 sand to cement using the stones we had from the taking down the previous walls which had been built from the piggery long before we moved in).
And after that put a tonne of dust down (£45 ish)
Then I built a little step – I used a plank to hold the dust back before building the step…
Putting the artificial grass down – £216 for a piece of rosemary 4x3m. Unfortunately I had stupidly measured it too small. That realisation wasn’t a good moment… for another £55 I bought another piece 3x1m….
All that was left to do was pull it into place and cut off the excess around the stones.