Planting beds are often utilized to accent an area of landscaping or to build up a location to obtain height or to avoid poor soil conditions. Although the beds can be placed anywhere in landscaping, many are constructed beside the walls of homes or patios to produce natural places and extra interest. A simple horseshoe shape is a simple layout to match together a wall, creating a nice curve which is more casual than straight lines and sharp corners.
Place pave stones, also known as scoop, in the location where you would like the planting bed. Establish them in a horseshoe form.
Paint an outline of the horseshoe shape across the exterior of the scoop with spray paint, then get rid of the scoop from the location.
Skim grass from the surface if the location is a yard area. Don’t throw away the grass because you may use it to fill bare spots on your yard.
Dig a trench across the painted horseshoe outline, which makes the trench as broad as the pavers. Make the trench’s depth equal to the height of one paver and 4 inches.
Fill the trench with gravel. The gravel will allow rainwater to drain and keep the bottom hardened comparatively dry. Tamp the gravel with your feet. Examine the trench’s surface using a degree. Make the trench’s surface apartment by adding or taking away gravel.
Put one row of pavers end to end in the trench, after the painted outline of the horseshoe.
Lay a second row of pavers, staggering them to ensure that the seams between the initial row’s pavers don’t line up with the seams between the second row’s scoop. This technique adds stability to the wall.
Fill in the gaps at the ends of the horseshoe brought on by shocking the pavers. Put half-sized pavers in the gaps. If half-sized pavers aren’t accessible, then cut full-sized pavers to match. Cut a paver by indicating a line where you would like to make a cut; set a chisel’s pointed end contrary to the cut line, and tap the chisel’s opposite end using a hammer. Work your way across the cut line using the chisel and hammer, and snap the paver in half an hour.
Stack a third row of pavers on top of the second row. Repeat the process with additional rows, but keep the wall’s height to 3 feet or fewer in order that the wall is stable.
Fill the horseshoe-shaped planting area with topsoil and, if necessary, soil amendments needed for the type of plants you may utilize.