While crossing your yard to get the daily newspaper, you’ll face several obstacles such as slipping and getting your way through without making your feet dirty. Instead of wetting your socks in an aim of reading the daily headlines in Louisville, you can build a brick path to the yard.
Apart from making a style that never goes out of fashion and increasing the resale value of your home, they also provide a great sight for anyone that comes into your house. Your kids, spouse and anyone else who comes inside frequently will also appreciate it because the pathway doesn’t get dirty in case of rain.
You can imagine what would have happened to your feet and bottom wear in rain if there wasn’t a pathway in Berrytown Park, Louisville. The same principle applies to your house.
For this landscaping project, you’ll need to clear any objects that are in the way that leads up to the yard.
In addition, you can move the small sized furniture yourself or with the help of friends. Self-storage also keeps the furniture in an ideal condition compared to if you placed it out of sight and didn’t have it cared for during landscaping.
The materials required for the project include 210 4 by 8 inch pavers, 7 paver leveling sand bags, 23 sand paver base bags, string, shovel, stakes, measuring tape, paver wet saw, plate vibratory compactor, hand transplanting tool, broom, gloves and tamper.
Here are the DIY steps to follow:
Step 1: Find out the area of the project, the type of paver, its size and the quantity needed. You can find the number of square feet by multiplying the length with width. This gives an idea of the number of pavers needed.
Step 2: Plot out the path and eliminate grass deep by 3 to 6 inch. Now take the measuring tape and string and take a measure of the course. Clear the area with the shovel and prepare the edges of the path with the transplant tool.
Step 3: Cover the path with the base of paver using a shovel about 5 inches deep and this is done with the 23 sand paver base bags. Now settle the base with the use of tamper. Afterwards, place leveling sand for about 1 and half inch with the 7 paver leveling sand bags. For giving a visual appeal to the path, you can make the pavers smaller.
Step 4: Now start with the pavers and place them in the path. Combine the pavers you’ve made smaller as well as normal sized pavers. You don’t have to follow a certain pattern when placing pavers and you can just go ahead with random placement. However, you should focus on distribution of paver sizes. Use the pavers to cover most of the path, around 85 percent at least. A good way to follow this step is to lay one paver at one time rather than going at it all at once.
Step 5: After you’re satisfied with the layout of the pavers, use the small sized pavers to fill rest of the remaining gaps. If you require further cutting of the paver, just make an approximate shape according to the gaps left.
Step 6: After placement of the pavers is complete, place the paver sand on top of them. On top of the pavers, use a vibratory plate compactor. This will place them inside the ground and they’ll be leveled. Take a sweeper and place the rest of the sand into cracks.