Building our Home Depot Zipper Paver Pathway
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. Thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am grateful to Home Depot for this opportunity to work with them and receive the materials to enhance and improve our backyard.
The Zipper Pathway has been planned, and the materials have been purchased with the help of the instructions downloaded from the Home Depot Garden Club website. So now we start the project. I can’t wait to see the finished project but we have a lot of #Digin ahead of us. The first step was to layout the pathway with stakes and string.
The completed path will have a gentle curve as it winds between the cellar entry and the back deck.
Now that we have the path laid out, the not so fun part starts…dig, baby,dig!!!!!!!!
And dig some more! In fact we are digging down to a depth of 5 inches. We want the end result to be have the path flush with the lawn so that we can mow over it if the clover gets to tall. So 6 inches will give us room for 2 inches of paver base, 1 inch of leveling sand and then the 2 inch thick paver stones.
We’ve got a long way to go. This is the longest and most labor intensive part of the project.
Dig and dig…………And dig some more! Finally, the digging is done and the grade is leveled.
I believe these guys are sidewalk superintendents! They were very excited because in the process we unearthed some very tasty worms.
We’re ready for the paver base.
After the paver base is put down and tamped, we added the layer of leveling sand and tamped that.
Now its time for the pavers. We started at the foot of the back porch stairs with a 4 paver by 4 paver landing.
Then we started the “zipper path” staggering pairs of blocks. Because the path has a curve to it, we had to adjust the first few pairs but finally got something that we were happy with.
Now it is just a matter of repeating the process all the way down the path.
Wow….it’s looking so good. Our next step will be to fill in the garden soil in the empty spaces next to each set of pavers.
Then we seeded it with clover. And we put pea stone in the first 3 empty spaces for good drainage as water from the roof drips there.
What a day, we’re dead tired so tomorrow we will finish the landscaping. Be sure to come back and see how cool it is going to look. Our Home Depot Zipper Pathway has really enhanced our backyard and made for a very dramatic makeover. Have you noticed that ugly green pipe sticking out of the ground? That is the cap to our well. We came up with a very cool way to disguise it. Want to see the finished path – click on this link.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.
Amie @ Pinkapotamus says
I just love this.. such a beautiful, unique walkway. I featured you on the Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2013/05/pink-hippo-party-126.html
Amie @ Pinkapotamus
Sheryl T says
Thanks for the feature! I’ll stop by to grab a feature button!
Jessica @ A Humble Creation says
These look great! Hope you got some good rest after that long day’s work.
Thanks for sharing at A New Creation!
So pretty! I love how it turned out.
Wow, that’s A LOT of digging. I wondered if your “we” was as in “my hubby did all the work,” lol! I say we stained the deck and my hubby will smile and jokingly say “WHO stained the deck?”
Of course, then I respond with “Nothing you ever do will be able to top pregnancy and childbirth,” and thus he can never “win.” Lol!
Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party today! 🙂
Happy Valley Chow says
Oh my gosh that is going to be awesome when the clover grows up, great job! I helped my mom do a patio with pavers, it’s not an easy job that’s for sure! Especially trying to get the level right.
Happy Valley Chow