Summer is just around the corner, and people all over the country are finding ways to enjoy the outdoors while practicing social distancing. Creating a backyard patio can be a rewarding project for folks stuck at home, and the result is an excellent spot for relaxing with family outdoors. Follow these steps to create a gravel patio in Jarrettsville, and be sure to contact Lehnhoff’s Supply for material delivery!
1. Create a Solid Design for Your Gravel Patio
One of the most important parts of creating a patio is starting off with a good design and installation plan. Consider where you want your patio to go and what furniture, activities, or features you would like to accommodate. Some homeowners choose to install a rustic stone fire pit in the center of their patio, while others opt for a flagstone path across the area. Whatever you decide to do, plan everything out before you begin and make sure to double-check your measurements.
2. Clear the Space of Grass, Weeds, and Debris
Once you have mapped out the location and dimensions of your patio, mark the space and clear the area of grass, weeds, and debris. While you want to do a thorough job of removing all of the debris and plant matter, installing a weed barrier later on will help ensure that your grass does not grow back through your gravel patio. Once you have cleared the area, you will want to grade the space appropriately.
3. Install Garden Edging and a Weed Barrier
Although not everyone chooses to utilize edging for their gravel pathways and patios, it can make a massive difference in the appearance of your project and prevent the gravel from spreading out. Install plastic garden edging, treated wood, bricks, pavers, or another type of border around the edge of your patio. Cover the ground with weed fabric to prevent weeds or grass from sprouting up between the gravel.
4. Apply Gravel and Decorate Your Patio
Finally, apply gravel to the area and spread it out. A rake can be very helpful here. Make sure that you have covered the entire area within your border and rake the gravel so that it is level. You can add outdoor furniture, landscape lighting, or potted plants to your patio to make it stand out. Customize your new gravel patio to suit your lifestyle and enjoy outdoor living all summer long!
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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