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Building a Pea Gravel Patio

17 years ago

As you can see from the photo below I have a 10x10 patio on the north side of my home. I've landscaped just beside it before I put up the fence. Since then my husband and I have started to plant around the perimeter of the fence and this spring plan to curve from the existing bed around the bottome of the fence. The area of the pea gravel patio would be about 10 feet wide, and about 8 to 10 feet across.

We're looking for an inexpensive, DIY, relaxed "patio" which we could use either as a small dining area, or an area to put a few chairs and a fire bowl for nice summer nights. I've always envisioned a mediterranean feel or cottage feel to this area

Questions are: 1) Has anyone done a pea gravel sitting area before?

2) do you think a pea gravel patio (in stone like this found on this page: is a good idea?

3) Does anyone know how to lay a pea gravel patio properly? Or know of a place to find info on how to do it?


View of landscaping from where patio would go...

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