||[Jun. 26th, 2008|03:31 pm]
I got the dirt filled in around 2 sides of the patio, partially because I set out to complete some of the work and the rest because I got bored while the kids were out playing and continued to work. I got a hand tool the other day, three claws on one side and a flat blade on the other. It's worked well for tearing up old dry dirt clods and sod as I break it up to spread out and re-slope around the patio. I'll purchase a two handed tool tonight or tomorrow and get the work done faster (think pickaxe-ish tool, makes sense if you are breaking up hard ground). With the new tool I'll probably be done early next week and can let the grass start regrowing over the reshaped earth, and the patio will be truly done. |
Sweeping sand into the cracks has done wonders for the pavers. The sound of shifting pavers may be an amusing reminder of Lego Indiana Jones, but isn't what you want on a real patio. The sand has helped hold the pavers in place, and we'll do a few more applications of sand in the future.
Overall I'm happy with the project and hope to show it off soon.