DIY Paver Patio Project

DIY Paver Patio Project

We finally have our DIY Patio Paver Project is almost complete! Now all I need is some great new patio furniture, a few accessories, beautiful container plants and this backyard transformation will be 100% complete.  

As many of my loyal subscribers know, we have been working on adding a paver patio to our back yard since December of last year. Well, I am excited to announce that the patio portion of this project is complete. It has been a really long haul, and I needed to get this project finished up so I can concentrate on the One Room Challenge Event which is due next month. For those of you that missed my big announcement this week JENRON DESIGNS will be a guest participant in the 2017 One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and House Beautiful.  So please check in or sign up for email updates to keep up to date on the latest progress [wysija_form id=”1″]

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Here is a little before look at my mud pit and very sad back  yard last summer. As you can see almost all of our Bermuda sod was dying, mainly due to lack of sun and the shadows cast by our house. We decided the only permeant answer to fix this issue was to add a paver patio in the areas where our grass refused to live. I mean I can not make the grass live in an area where it simply does not get enough sun, and creating a planter bed that takes up the entire backyard seemed very counter intuitive.This past winter we dug up and removed all dead sod and weeds growing in the area the patio was to be installed. We rerouted the gutter downspout to release water further down our hillside past the purposed patio. This was accomplished by trenching across this area and laying back corrugated pipe, that would attach to the downspout on the house.

Next we leveled out the ground in preparation of the pavers. As many of you Georgian’s know we live in an are full of “Red Clay”which is our dominate soil type. Georgia is synonymous with red clay, in fact we are known for our red clay by many artisans that seek it out for pottery projects. It is not great for planting but it is fabulous for setting pavers. Think of it as big terra-cotta plate for your base, I mean who needs concrete, when you got clay right? During the leveling process, we experienced several rain storms, which was to our benefit, and helped tamp down the ground. So now we are ready for sand, pavers, stone and block.

We ordered the pavers and all the other supplies needed from Lowe’s as they had the best stone color to match our home. We were also very happy to find our that Lowe’s would deliver all of it for a $75 delivery charge. Charles, our amazingly talented fork lift operator was more than happy to place the pallets exactly where we wanted them. This particular step saved us a lot of time, saving us from having to carry every single paver from the front yard around to the back, as we did with the fireplace last year. The next step in the process took place over several weekends, as moving over 5,000 blocks, no matter how close they were just takes some time. We devised a plan to installed pavers in large squared off sections. We would level the area and place sections of paver, tamping each one into to place and make sure they stayed relatively level. Our final patio size was planned to be the full length of the back of our house at approx. 65ft long, and a range of 15-20ft wide depending on the section, which was based off the footprint of our house. When laying the pavers it is recommended to start at a flat sideline such as your house, or patio. This process will keep your pavers square and limit your possible cuts.We added in a knee wall for our existing planter bed, which houses my beautiful limelight hydrangeas. We also have a large specimen urn for my rare Bloodgood Japanese Maple. They have a pretty red/green to burgundy fringed leaf shape with beautiful branches that drape.  The usually start at $100 for a small one gallon pot and can range into the thousands of dollars for more established trees. My sister had a huge one, and was apprised for about $2,000. So if you are in the market to grow and resale plants I would recommend this type,  you could get a good return, if you have a green thumb.   

As you can see in the picture below I wanted the patio to have a curved edge. FYI- not the easiest thing to do according to my husband Ron. LOL, so we rented a concrete saw to make the curved cuts. However, he admits with the proper tools, aka the concrete tile saw, it was actually very easy. 

Tip: If you save the excess cut pieces you might be able to flip them around and reuse them to fill space between metal edge and patio. We were able to use several pieces to create a full edge. 

Here we added a metal edging to hold the pavers in place. This will also help to hold the polymeric sand into the form as well. I know this may seem like a an unconventional step in the process, but it worked well for our yard. Believe me we watched lots of DIY tutorials prior to taking on this project, most of which show putting the frame work down first. My thought on this process was, if you put a frame work down first you make more work for yourself, especially in cutting the edge blocks to fit. I figured place the blocks, and allowing the run to end with a full block and then create your edge. I must admit, I was not exactly happy we were going to have to cut the rounded edge blocks above but I knew ethically the patio needed a little curve to give it an more organic feel instead of a big ugly rectangle. 

The final step for the paver patio was installing the polymeric sand. This was quick, easy and only took half a day, but you must have good weather on the horizon for 3 days during the curing process. So make sure you check you 5 day forecast. You can not install in freezing or near freezing conditions, and absolutely no rain!!!

(Side Note Added A Year Later- I will say I think this will end up being a bi-yearly maintance process to keep the sand looking fresh and from deteriorating from the weather. However, since was so simple I do mind that it will become a maintenance on our patio. )Like I said this was probably the easiest part of the entire process. You dump out the sand, and sweep it into the cracks between the pavers. Make sure to tamp the blocks as you go, to insure a tight fill. Then after you you have filled between all pavers you spray with a light layer of water. I recommend using the mist setting on your hose pipe nozzle, to prevent over watering and run off. I made three full passes across the patio, on the mist setting and called it a day. Three days later our patio was complete.Now that the patio was complete I felt we needed to add on some heft with stone bases for the deck columns. The columns felt a little naked, not to mention our deck footings were not very evenly placed, which created a slight bow in the brick pavers. This solution would cover the bow and integrate the columns in to the final design for a high end finish. We added the stacked stone blocks and backfilled with concrete. This portion of the project was also very easy and finishes the patio off nicely. As soon as the weather gets warmer again, I envision 4 ferns hanging on the inside of the columns from pretty antique style wall hooks. We have had such crazy weather this spring, warm everything blooms and then, BAM freeze warning!!! So I am going to have to waiting until May, I guess. We will also plan to paint the under side of the deck white like our trim and maybe adding Edison bulb string lights, or a fun chandelier, and  I am pretty sure my hammock will be making an appearance too. For those of you that remember my DIY Pallet Vertical Herb Garden from last year, that we placed under the deck. I got it all filled up with all my favorite herbs. Now I can actually get to them easier, with tromping through the muddy back yard. Yay, see it’s the small things that make me happy!You can see from the pictures we were able to integrate the patio with our existing fireplace, as well. We built a fireplace in anticipation for this space, it was all a part of the overall plan to have additional backyard living space. The fireplace was a great find, on sale at the end of season, from Hayneedle. We were able get the entire thing for around $1,700 combining the sale along with a 20% off coupon plus free delivery to our driveway. This was an opportunity we could not pass up, so again, we did things a little bit out of order. Since we have a pretty steep lot, the ability to have a prebuilt fireplace delivered was completely out of the question, all the local landscape companies were to afraid the forklift would tip over. So our only option was to built it ourselves, brick by brick likes grown up legos. 

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Okay, so you love everything, but just don’t understand those little lion statues I have on the fireplace. Why you ask? Well they are actually pretty sentimental to me. They are the matching markers for 2 of my kitties, Behr & Kramer (brothers), that passed several years ago. We had the markers in our previous backyard, where they were buried. I could not bare to leave the statues behind when we moved. So, I reluctantly moved them with no plan of what to do with them, and now they will adorn my patio fireplace. A lovely reminder of my boys that can stay with me forever. I truly believe that even in beautiful designs there is always a place for your sentimental objects. I think thats what makes your house a home, and not just a sterile designed space like a hotel or museum. So it is okay to let your personality and history shine through, it creates a more believable and unique space. To learn more about this design concept called Hygge Design, link over to my post a learn all about it.Overall I think the DIY backyard patio project is a success.  We still have a little further to go with patio furniture and other fun accessories, but we have our basic container plants done and will be on the hunt for fun outdoor things this summer so stay tuned for more updates with our Great Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop . Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get more insider scoops [wysija_form id=”1″Plow & Hearth *Please note that this post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. These involve no extra cost to you, but may result in me receiving a small commission – for which I am very grateful! You can view my full advertising disclosure here.

181 Comments

  1. Jen!! Oh my word!! This is spectacular! And your columns- what a clever addition. I can’t believe we haven’t been over to visit in that gorgeous space… soon??

  2. It looks so great! You’ve inspired me to do our patio. It looks pretty blah right now.

  3. Your patio is absolutely stunning! You’ve done a fabulous job, and the fireplace is great too. Huge improvement!

  4. What a good solution to patchy grass. We have been going to home shows for the past year trying to figure out how to do something like it, it’s nice to see that DIY can actually work out!

  5. This came out so good. We are working on re doing our outside area and porch this spring, and it is a big undertaking but so worth it.

  6. everything looks great in these photos. It all looks professionally done.

  7. What a beautiful job you’ve done! It looks gorgeous and it has totally transformed your garden.

  8. Wow, what an amazing job you guys did! I don’t think we can ever do anything like that ourselves! Am loving the fireplace!

  9. This looks so so so good!! Did you want to come and put some pavers on my patio too? You make it look so easy!

  10. Kristy

    I love this patio. I’m going to pin this for my dream home collection.

  11. Megan

    Your patio turned out beautiful! We live in a condo and don’t have space for that but one day I’d love to have a little patio to entertain and barbecue

  12. I love the pallet herb tower! I should try something like that for my back deck to save space.

  13. WOW! It would be nice to have a patio this beautiful! I really like the end result. You did such a great job redesigning it!

  14. katrina gehman

    you guys did a great job. i need someone to come and do my back yard. looks awesome

  15. Taty Pradilla

    My husband would be all for this project! It turned out very pretty.

  16. Elizabeth O.

    I love it! It’s so beautifully done and I couldn’t have chosen a better style for the flooring. It’s very nice!

  17. LOL you are too funny. I think if I saw another paver I might just puke…. it was a lot of hard work. 🙂

  18. It was a long haul. Hind site I probably should have published updates along the way to get more mileage for my blog post instead of only releasing it to the subscribers.

  19. I love the herb garden!!! It’s super easy to walk up and maintenance. Could be a great idea for older retired couples that can’t bend over easily to work a garden 🙂

  20. Thank you we were surprised that Lowe’s offered such pretty tumbled pavers. They look expensive but were not….

  21. Thank you, it took a long time and lots of planning.

  22. Indeed we are and can not wait to host a big ol backyard BBQ

  23. It was worth every penny and has probably increased the resale value of our home.

  24. You are invited over anytime my friend!!! I can’t wait to see yours!!! We should do a progressive cocktail party start at one and end up at the other!!! We can just roll the bar cart right down the street….LOL

  25. I am so happy to hear we got your creative juices flowing. Best of luck with your upcoming project 😉

  26. You are going to love it!!! make sure to share your picture I would love to see the finish project 😉

  27. That is the exact reason we added the paver patio too!!!

  28. Ladies Pass It On

    Oh I love what you have done here, it looks fantastic!!!! I bet you are over the moon

  29. What an amazing transformation. And I love the stone you picked out too its beautiful.

  30. OMG! I absolutely love this post! I am moving and want to have an extended patio. The quote was well over my budget, so I hope I’ll be as diligent as you and can do it myself!

  31. We were able to complete the patio for 1/3 of the cost of our professional quotes. I highly recommend if you think you can do it yourself to try. It is a lot of hard work but we saved so much money.

  32. Thank you, we loved the tumbled stone it give the patio a English cobblestone feel.

  33. My favourite landscaping & paving idea – combining decking and random paving patterns. The clean lines of wooden decking vs natural shapes of crazy paving form an appealing contrast.

  34. Thank you, it was a lot of hard…..back breaking work, but we survived and truly love the finished product!!! Not to mention we saved ourselves about $15,000.

  35. Whoa, things just got a whole lot easier.

  36. Xandy

    Stay with this guys, you’re helping a lot of people in the DIY world.

  37. Biana

    It’s a relief to find sonemoe who can explain things so well

  38. Jaylan

    Oh yeah, fabluous stuff there you!

  39. Raynoch

    Good to see a talent at work. I can’t match that.

  40. Kayden Weldon

    That’s the best answer so far! Just build a patio if your yard won’t cooperate, show that yard who’s boss. You go girl!!!

  41. Gatsy

    I was so confused about what to buy, but this post makes it so easy. Thanks!

  42. Barbie

    Your thinking matches mine – great minds think alike!

  43. Blue Constentine

    Wowza, patio problem solved….. like the lack of grass growing never happened. Great job and nice post, keep up the good work Jen!!!

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  46. Wimpy

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  52. Maud

    Great article it had everything but -I didn’t find the kitchen sink!

  53. Destiny

    No one can doubt the validity of this article, look at those great pictures. You must be loving that space!

  54. Cheyanna

    Home run!

  55. Thena

    Shoot, who would have thought it was that easy?

  56. Maggie

    Yo, good lookin! Gonna make my backyard work out now. Thanks for the tips/

  57. Finch

    There is nothing like the relief of finding what you’re looking for, with step by step instructions…thanks

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    Felt so hopeless looking for answers to my questions until now, thanks for the clear instructions. Now I can do it.

  63. Bette

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  67. Absolutely beautiful! You already have a gorgeous backyard, and now you can truly enjoy it with that lovely patio and fireplace. Such an unusual choice to do a fireplace, most people just cheap out and go the easy route of a fire pit, but you went all the way girl! I can see you have eye for only the best in life, kudos to that, cheers my friend.

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  74. Madeleine Nivaria

    Oh my goodness! What an incredible article! So inspired! Thank you!

  75. I am glad you enjoyed this project, it was a long time in the making!!! Make sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!!!

  76. Dennis Shifflett

    I’m extremely inspired by this project. Is this a paid sponsored project or did you do the modifications yourself? It seems like a very big job for just two people.

  77. Dennis this was completly a self inflected project and was not sponsored by anyone other than ourselves. LOL!!! Believe me I would have love to have had this patio installed for us, but the pricing,for what we wanted, was completely out of our budget. We ended up doing the project for about a 1/3 of the cost, of the 3 quoted bids. I just took the money we saved and put it toward the next project!!!

  78. Christine Hughes

    Wow this was an intense project!!! I commend you on your talents to undertake such a large DIY and get such a an amazing professional quality outcome. You guys could be the next Fixer Uppers!!!

  79. Vanita Hamilton

    You really come to the table with perfect design talent and informative posts. This project seems completely do-able for someone like me. Thanks a lot for sharing this type of information on your web site.

  80. Dia Bossen

    This patio is fly, looks like a lot of hard work tho.

  81. Isabelle Paskett

    I do really like that fireplace, it is hard to believe you purchased it as a kit to build yourself. I will have to go check out Hayneedle and see if I can’t talk my hubby into purchasing one.

  82. Jon B.

    Wow this was a big project. It turned out very nice, but I am sure you both are worn out from moving all those stones. I did a small garden walk and wore myself out over a weekend. Just wanted to give you kudos for doing it yourself. lots great, good job.

  83. Ara Patria

    your page is great and so is this project. our patio leaves a lot to be desired, if you know what i mean. maybe we could add a few walls or even better a fireplace.

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    “Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post! It is the little changes which will make the greatest changes. Thanks for sharing!”

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  88. Abigail Skaufman

    Wow this project is insane, I can not believe you did all of this yourselves. Many props to you guys. Nice job!

  89. Minky

    Beautiful patio, great DIY information. I bet you do a lot of entertaining out there.

  90. Mr. Kaiser

    Look like you put in a lot of hours to get this perfect patio. I am looking at doing something similar in my back yard as well. Great post and inspirational ideas. Thanks!

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  94. Whitney Cawood

    Hi there where did you purchase your pavers from? I have been looking online and the big boxes seem to expensive and the landscape companies are outragious. P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

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  101. Jimmi Nu

    Wow you guys did a great job on you patio looks very professional. Is it your first one?

  102. The DIY girl

    Such a pretty patio, you guys put in a lot of hard work. I hope you are able to enjoy the fruits of your labor I would be in the hammock 24/7. TTFN.

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  106. Addison Wheeler

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  109. Angie Pickler

    I simply wanted to thank you so much for inspiring me to work on my backyard. This pave project turned out great and now I feel like I can do it too.

  110. sunshine and daisies

    This patio turned out great I imagine you will spend a lot of time out there now. It is the perfect space for entertaining.

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  118. Madison Zachery

    I just had to see more about this fireplace. I am dumbfounded that you built it yourself, and that your ordered it online!!!!!! What the heck? It really turned out beautiful along with the patio, I now have patio envy, and tons on spring project ideas.

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    Just wanted to say this is a fantastic project and you guys did a rally great job. I look at it think professionally done, but I then I read how it took your several months to complete, so I know you are weekend warriors like the rest of us. Proving the tortoise really does win the race.

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  122. kelli booth

    Golly that was a lot of work, but that fireplace is so worth it. I am adding that to (my honey do list when we get married and buy a house to do list) if there isn’t one of those I am officially making it a thing.

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  126. Jewel Carter

    Thanks so much for providing individuals with a great layout of how to install a paver patio. You clearly save a bunch of money doing it yourself. Which is very impressive and useful for those of us on a budget. You prove you can still have nice things with out busting the bank.

  127. Ashley Turner

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  128. April Helmsworth

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  130. Sybil Kavanaugh

    Wow this patio turned out great and looks so professional. It is hard to believe this was a weekend DIY over several months, you guys have a great work ethic to see a project like this through, I think my husband would get half way done and forget about it.

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  132. Terry Haide

    Thank you a lot for giving a lot of great information to read and learn from this blog. We a think about adding a paver patio this summer and your post has helped us out a lot. I love that you added a fireplace, we have been looking at a fire pit, but this is so much classier. It really makes the patio feel very high end. Thanks again, I always love you site, you have so many great project that we are wanting to do.

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  136. My Sunnies

    I am loving this patio project and I can not believe that you guys moved all the stone yourselves. Wow! That is a lot of hard work but clearly worth it and the money you saved is crazy!

  137. Becky Black

    I enjoy you because of all your work on this blog. You’re the one carrying out a terrific job.

  138. Couch Potato

    I am just starting to learn about all of this outdoor and yard stuff after purchasing our first home. Thanks for all the great ideas and information!

  139. Marly @ A Brick Home

    It looks like you have just found the perfect profession.

  140. Good Acres

    Amazing job!I just had to click over a see this project as a full diy, you guys did a great job and I love that fireplace.

  141. Two Many Cooks

    Wow this is a huge undertaking and your guys did such a good job. I love to see the before and after photos.

  142. Adventure Trips in India

    I really liked your blog post. Want to see more posts like this one.

  143. “I am just starting to learn about all of this. Thanks for your help!”

  144. Old Guys Read Newspapers

    Such a pretty patio, you both worked very hard and it shows. The choice of a fireplace in stead of fire pit really elevates this design.

  145. Robyn Estrella

    That fireplace is is gorgeous, I love that you kept it in that old farmhouse feel like the rest of your home. I am sure you spend many a night out there under the stars.

  146. Diane Pearlman

    This project really dress up your back yard, and you both put in a lot of back breaking effort. Nice work.

  147. Lina In the Morning

    Love your new patio and that fireplace really elevates the project.

  148. Toni Ruehl

    Nice job, you guys really made a beautiful patio. This will be such a great space for entertaining.

  149. Addison Lipinski

    Love your fireplace, talk about the next step up from a fire pit. So classy.

  150. Christy Giulietti

    I love your patio, it really does make that space so much more useable your deck, and it is so much classier than just concrete. It really elevates your home value along with that fireplace. Good golly I really like that.

  151. Mattie Lopez

    I am totally in love with your patio, and so impressed that this was a DIY. Whoa you guys don’t play around your go all in! I love that fireplace, it really is such a focal piece for the entire space.

  152. The Green Shutters

    Wow this patio is the bomb diggity. You guys really did a great job, now time to post about all the party you host at there. 🙂

  153. Best of Adriene

    I see a lot of project I want to to try an delicate from your site I am adding your to my bookmarks and pinning for later.

  154. Mikeala Cortez

    This patio is the bomb diggity, woohoo, I feel a patio partaaaa coming now! How do I score an invite to that?

  155. Sky & Micheal

    We are planning on a DIY patio this fall, for a very similar scenario in our yard, a mud pit. Love the fireplace, instead of a fire pit, you are right everyone has a fire pit these days, totally a dime a dozen but a fireplace now you got something!

  156. Bobby Sue

    This is such a pretty space, you put a lot of work into it. The fireplace alone is such a warm focal point and really makes your area shine.

  157. Pamela Bennett

    I really like what your did with the area under the deck, it is such a great space now, especially since it is right off of the basement.

  158. paula_paulensen

    That fireplace is really something special I am quite smitten with it.

  159. cathy stoia

    Your patio looks great your guys certainly do work hard at everything you do.

  160. The Delightful Farmhouse

    I realized after seeing this patio and fireplace numerous time that you actually had a post on the construction of it, lol. How funny that I did not know that, well I do now, and you did a great job as usual. I just wanted to see the before pictures, which makes me understand the need for the the pavers, I hate it when the grass dies off like that.

  161. Pracreation

    Very nice post, you clearly put a lot of hard work in to your patio area and it paid off, what a nice entertaining space.

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