Todays' project was preparing the gravel bed for the deck steps -- a convenient way of putting off the trauma of selecting a stain color.
This area is so heavily trafficked, no grass will survive. We decided to use a concrete Walkmaker mold to put in a solid landing surface at the bottom of the steps, and fill in around with the gravel, edging the gravel with the brick.
Using the beloved purple hose to outline the shape of the landing pad, making sure we have enough room for the Walkmaker.
Digging out the sod and and backfilling with sand, preparing a base for the concrete.
Mixing concrete and filling the mold. Repeat 2 more times.
Tomorrow, fill in between the far left and center molds with a 'rock' made from the mold with extra concrete mix, then fill around the molds with sand, and the rest of the area with gravel.