Friday, 5 April 2013

A new path

John has been busy working on a new project - creating pathways through the garden.


We bought a couple of plastic cement moulds online - one for the pathway and one for the edging.

Step by step:

Clear and level the pathway and put the mould in place.
 
Mix cement, sand and gravel with water in the wheelbarrow.
 
Fill the mould.
 
John also added some cement colouring to give a more natural look.
 
Wait a few minutes then remove the mould.
 
Smooth off any rough edges, and wait for your cement to set.
 
Fill in between the gaps. John used deco (decomposed granite)
 
Final inspection.
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

  1. Wow,superb work guys and well done John! That plastic mould is new to us and is very effective. I see the boss approves too!

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  2. Would you believe I have one of those pathway moulds stored away, and have never used it?
    I purchased some stone work moulds online, and used them to create a lovely stone work facade for my garbage area.
    John is doing a great job with the pathway....it's looking fantabulous.
    Missy makes a great Inspector on any project.

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  3. Fabulous!! I've seen these molds before and thought they looked easy to use. So much more affordable than having a pathway laid by 'professionals'. I really think it looks great. :o)

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  4. What a brilliant invention. The new pathway is looking absolutely fabulous! John has done a great job and obviously Missy thinks so too!

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  5. I had a friend who created a patio with those - they are great. It looks lovely in your garden - I like the deco in the spaces too. I don't think any garden can have too many paths....

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  6. So tropical and gorgeous...the added pathway really finishes it off perfectly! Where in the world did you get that awesome mold? What an easy and fantastic idea...I would love to do that at our house. Great job! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Sheri
    www.pompanobeachgardening.blogspot.com
    www.creativespacesfl.com

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