Make that patio larger or smaller; it is your do-it-yourself project. You decide how big or how small you want to make it as it is scalable up or down by following the pattern layout we have provided.
I have included pictures from our actual job showing you a before and after picture along with step-by-step instructions and pictures. You too can create a beautiful patio for your home and garden with this step-by-step how-to!
You know, I was so proud of my hubby [now the ex] because it was well-planned, very organized and quite timely from start to finish! You can do it. Start now on your very own do-it-yourself patio.
Photo Credit: Working on that DIY project by JaguarJulie w/the ex.
Have You Ever Worked With Patio Stone Pavers?
Are you a DIY Handyman? What is your experience level?
- I'm a newbie!
- I have watched someone else.
- I am an expert!
My Confession : I Was a Newbie
And, you too can learn how to create a beautiful stone paver patio!
"I am so thrilled to bring you our patio paver project in an easy to follow format. You can do it too! Recently, I completed another patio stone paver project all by myself. One step at a time!"
Folks, fast forward. Today I am divorced from my industrious hubby who you can see working in that intro module. We did a nice job of creating that patio with the stone pavers. I am happy to report that I used my experience on that project and have created another smaller patio in my new home.
The challenging part can be getting all the materials to your home with a sports car. It helps if you have Home Depot or Lowe's deliver your materials. --The Brand Ambassador, JaguarJulie!
P.S. I was the Official Squidoo Backyard Gardener Contributor! Did you know that? Well, you probably guessed it. But, I bet you didn't know that I also am one of the Blondes that DIY! #blondesthatdiy
- Determine the layout for the patio area.
- Determine the style of pavers you want to use and how many of each size you will need.
- Tools you will need: flat edge shovel, Tamper, level, potato rake, wheel barrow or hand truck, two 5' x 3/4" steel pipe, 3-4' length of 2x4.
- Materials you will need: Step one base gravel, step two leveling sand, pavers, paver edging and stakes.
- Determine the pattern you will use with your pavers. You can go from a simple mix to elaborate patterns with different colors and sizes of the pavers.
- Other important requirement is a good back. This project is somewhat physical but you can do it at your own pace.
- You can get "how to" information from brochures at Home Depot and Lowes.
Before View of the Patio
Materials for Patio Paver Project DIY
Stone Pavers, Step 1 Paver Base and Step 2 Leveling Sand
The pallet of materials for your patio stone pavers project.
|A 100 Square Foot Patio Costs About $600.00 DIY|
Materials List and Cost
Patio Stone Pavers and Step 1 Paver Base and Step 2 Leveling Sand
Home Depot delivered the pallet of materials needed for this 100 square foot patio project. Estimated cost of materials: $600.00 which includes a $79.00 delivery fee.
120 - 6" x 9" Concord Cobble 45mm orange/sand stone pavers
175 - 6" x 6" Concord Cobble 45mm orange/sand stone pavers
15 bags - Step 1 Paver Base
20 bags - Step 2 Leveling Sand
NOTE: Before this pallet of materials was delivered, we started the base with a separate load of 15 bags - Step 1 Paver Base. We brought those home in the back of our Nissan Murano -- and then opted to have the rest delivered.
|Tools You Will Need|
Flat Edge Shovel, Tamper, Level, Potato Rake,
Wheel Barrow or Hand Truck, two 5' x 3/4" Steel Pipes, 3-4' Length of 2x4
Establish a Pattern
|Other Important Requirement: A Good Back!|
This project is somewhat physical, but you can do it at your own pace.
We found it rewarding with only one minor back outage.
Working with Step 1 Paver Base
Keep it Dry!
If you have grass to remove, we recommend using a total vegetation killer ahead of time. After the grass has died, dig out most of it and rake out the area to the approximate grade you want. Tamp down the dirt, smooth out the lumps and tamp some more.
Tamping Down the Step 1 Base Gravel
Leveling the Step 2 Leveling Sand
Duplicating the Pattern
Adding More of the Step 2 Leveling Sand
Midway -- Leveling Step 2 Sand
And Continuing the Patio Stone Pavers Pattern
Finishing the Placement of the Patio Stone Pavers
Preparing the Patio Stone Pavers for Edging
Securing the Edging of the Patio Stone Pavers
Adding the Remainder of the Step 2 Leveling Sand
Completing the Addition of the Remainder of the Step 2 Leveling Sand
Drumroll -- After View of the Patio
Final Approval of the Patio Paver Project DIY
Receiving the Approval of the #1 Neighborhood Resident is Important! - Rocky the Raccoon has approved the patio stone pavers job!
|How To Tips to Create a Patio With Stone Pavers|
You can get "how to" information from brochures at Home Depot and Lowes.
Some patio paver projects tips are also available on the internet.
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More Patio Stone Projects!
I moved to Leesburg, Florida in November 2015 as a single senior gal. I believe this original patio stone paver project with the ex-husband inspired me to try my own stone projects by myself. In February 2016, I designed and completed a golf cart path stone project down my side yard.
|Julie Ann Brady - Golf Cart Path Project in Leesburg Florida|
|Julie Ann Brady - Golf Cart Path Project in Leesburg Florida|
I've also used eighty 16-inch patio stones to create a patio area in the side yard to the West of my house. That was a lot of manual labor getting the stones at HomeDepot and bringing them home to place them in the side yard. Girl Power!!
Since those stone projects, I've now created two walking paths through my front yard garden with twenty-six of the 16-inch patio stones.
Thanks for visiting!
Did you find this step-by-step project helpful and easy to follow? Do you have any questions about any of the steps on how to work with patio stone pavers? Have you actually done a job like this yourself? Would you be able to create your own patio? I'd love to hear from you. Please take a moment to drop me a line!
History: How to Create a Patio with Stone Pavers was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on July 13, 2009. On July 14, 2009 this lens earned the Squidoo Purple Star Award for quality content.