Step-by-step: how to build an instant patio

Use these photos and instructions to finish it in a weekend

Instant patio step 5
Thomas J. Story

Step 5

5. Pour the remaining sand around the patio's perimeter; mist it with the hose and pack it firmly with your hands or the back of the trowel.

Finished! Planting can wait until tomorrow. To help reinforce the patio's edge, lay sod or plant low-growing ground covers as close to it as possible.


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