|How to | Garden | Concrete PAVER path|
|concrete PAVER path|
|A concrete-paver path is faster than laying stones, if not less physically demanding. You’ll build muscles lifting bags of cement and mixing the concrete! This example used a cobblestone-shape mold; you also can find molds that look like bricks or regular pavers.|
Tools + Materials
2. Fill the paver mold, scooping the concrete in with a shovel and making sure to fill each area.
3. Using rubber gloves, spread the concrete around the mold, filling in any gaps or low points. Tap the mold with your hand to eliminate any air bubbles.
4. Following the contours of the mold, smooth out the concrete, wiping away any excess.
5. Allow the concrete to set for a maximum of five minutes, then carefully remove the mold. For the next stretch, rotate the mold a quarter-turn and place it beside the paver just completed, angling slightly if you’re creating a curving pathway.
6. After letting the concrete cure overnight, fill the cracks with dirt and wash away any excess. Wet the ground around the newly formed pavers to help them settle.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
To me it's about placement,color and structure . With a bit of imagination. Some local nursery's will come out to your home and help you design area's in your yard for no charge. They just want you to buy the plants from them . Really that's not a bad deal. You can also take your own drawing of a plan you've designed to a nursery they are very helpful.Just make sure you know how much sun you get in that area.Depending on how much time you have and your ability to work in the yard, will certainly give you a idea of what plant to choose.
These pictures I got off the internet, very inspiring. If shade is your desire an arbor whether connected to your house or out in the middle of your yard is a inexpensive way to add real drama to your back yard. Surround it with a few evergreens, potted plants and perennials. What ever you have time to take care of.
For me, I want simple yet defining.Lots of dark green plants that have height and texture with smaller pops of color in front .
Don't forget to share perennials with your friends after a few years.You can break them up easily.Bulbs are great for that.Choose ones that will hang around till the fall that's what I call getting more bang for your buck
Stone doesn't have to be expensive.I used to get mine free on camping trips . Look for old dried up river beds.You would not believe what you can fine. Lowe's also has kits for making path way stones. Just buy some Quickcrete, have a few buckets mix it up and scoop it in the mold. Wow in a afternoon you can have a beautiful walkway or patio nook.They even have tint you can add to the mix for added color, it is so cool!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saved a lot of money by keeping the original cabinets . By prepping them adding molding, painting ,a little antiquing and new hardware was the key.
Still would like to add crown molding and change out the baseboard and door trim to add old world charm.
Saving my penny's,
I will get around to it.
I am just enjoying the process.
It's a lot of work but how rewarding.
Posted by Candi McGehee at 8:32 PM