For my first post I thought I'd share our current garden project. Our backyard has lots of lovely trees but it gets a lot of shade and we have an energetic dog, so our lawn didn't last. Instead of laying more turf we're now replacing it with bluestone rounds.
We got a start on the project last weekend but mixing the concrete by hand in a wheelbarrow was slow going. We've now borrowed a small cement mixer which should make things a lot quicker and easier.
We also realised we should have put a string line down and left it. Some of the first rounds we have laid are a little too low.
Anyway, I'm happy with how it's coming together and think all the work will be worth it.
Looks like a great project @Kate23. Many thanks for sharing. Let us know if you need a hand with anything.
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Bluestone rounds are pretty easy to find at most stone suppliers. You'll pay $30-60 per round depending on their size.
We used a ratio of 1 part concrete to 2 parts sand and 3 parts gravel.
I must take some new photos to update the post. We're happy with how it's looking.
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