Before, we had a huge Royal Poinciana tree that was glorious and old and bloomed a couple of times a year with incredible orange red flowers. Prior to installing our small flagstone patio we had a wooden swingset for the kids that we bought second hand to save money…back when they were small. Fast forward to this flagstone patio that was installed by a local garden company and sat under our Plumeria tree and nestled in all of the tropical gardens that we have nurtured over the years.
You can see more before shots HERE.
And the after…which is several times the size and took quite a bit of elbow grease, but not a lot of cost.
We ordered a palette of white crushed rock from our local tile supplier that we use for our construction business and tile supply houses often do carry other supplies…so it’s good place to check if you are thinking of something similar.
A palette held 58 bags that were about 50 lbs a piece and cost us $150 plus delivery. We did not get any sort of discount, so you might find this to be around the same in your area. My husband removed the existing flagstone and first laid it out on the ground creating an abstract circular pattern around our table and chairs. Then he dug the ground around each and set them in and filled in with the crushed rock and continued the rock outside of the flagstone as a border. The hardest part (according to him) was hauling the rock around in a wheelbarrow and the time spent was a day.
We now have an expanded beautiful new area for dining and entertaining outdoors. I couldn’t be happier and will be back tomorrow to talk a little more and tell you a sweet story about naming this area of our garden 😉