Give a DIY Patio a Try

This summer is not over yet! The main question that I find myself asking every summer is, “Have you been making the most out of your summer?” Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors with family and friends while the good weather lasts. Having a designated space to relax outside at the comfort of your own home is the ideal way to soak up rays. SO here’s a project that will definitely be worth your time and effort!


  • Yard tools: shovel, hoe, rake, etc.
  • Brick pavers
  • River rocks
  • A selection of plants that are appropriate for your weather zone
  • Decorative items like chairs or a fire pit

Step 1: Hoe and rake your ground until it’s flat and level across the area where you’d like your patio. The ground under the pavers will need to be somewhat soft, so if you’ve got compacted dirt make sure to spend the time shoveling or hoeing to break it up.

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Step 2: Start placing your pavers. Level to be sure the pieces you are laying continue to stay level. Be sure that your first few pavers are square and keep placing pavers in rows until your patio is the desired size.

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Step 3: Plant some vegetation around the edges of the pavers.

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Step 4: To soften the edges of the patio, place river rocks along the sides. Fill in the rocks around the pots and plants, being sure to leave space for things to grow or adjust.

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Step 5: Add your final touches and some great lounging furniture! This could include chairs, tables, a log hoop and/or a fire pit.

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Now that you know how to create your own patio of prestige, stop by your local Habitat for Humaity ReStore to acquire the materials that you need at exceptionally reasonable prices!


This DIY patio concept was inspired by Lovely Indeed’s DIY Background Patio blog post.

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