“I laid out stones in a circular pattern starting in the center.”

I am so excited to share how I reused old granite blocks from my former landscape that I almost gave away to my neighbor! These blocks had little to no impact before, and I was determined they were not going to be used in our new landscape.
Then one day while visiting a local nursery, I saw a really cool circular pattern in the gravel made from small square stones. That’s when I knew those granite blocks weren’t going anywhere…they were going to be my new patio!
Here is my side yard before:

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, This is my side yard before These are the granite blocks I used to create my new patio Ugly before right

Those granite blocks you see are what I wanted rid of. Ugly before, right??
And here was my inspiration for my new patio that I found at the nursery…

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, This pattern I saw at a local nursery was my inspiration

 
Cool, right? That’s when I knew those blocks would be perfect!
I dug my hole about 3-4 inches deeper than the stones. I covered the base of the hole with a layer of weed block fabric, then 2-3 inches of sand. I laid out stones in a circular pattern starting in the center:

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, I dug my hole about 3 4 inches deeper than the stones I covered the base of the hole with a layer of weed block fabric then 2 3 inches of sand I laid out stones in a circular pattern starting in the center

 
I filled the spaces with tiny irregular pebbles as you can see in this close up taken at Easter last year:

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, I filled the spaces with tiny irregular pebbles as you can see in this close up taken at Easter last year

 
It’s a good idea not to use regular pea pebbles as they are rounded and can be a hazard if you slip on them. I found some that were more irregular shaped at my local nursery.
A bench gives the space purpose.

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, A bench gives the space purpose I can t believe I almost gave these granite blocks away

 
I can’t believe I almost gave these granite blocks away!

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, A once ignored space is now a destination

 
A once ignored space is now a destination.

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, The patio seating area breaks up the long path from the front to the back

 
The patio seating area breaks up the long path from the front to the back.
 

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, Coming from the back gate it s a hidden spot along the way

 
Coming from the back gate, it’s a hidden spot along the way.

recycled granite block patio, outdoor living, patio, So much better Big difference from where it started

 
So much better. Big difference from where it started! Follow the link below to see what it looks like now! You will be wowed all over again!

To see more: http://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/recycled-granite-block-patio/