The benefit of doing home projects ourselves is that we always end up with leftover supplies. This project only cost us $3 since we used the extras from previous projects. We’ve been meaning to add pavers around our other backyard tree. Here’s our first tree paver border from 2016:

The pavers we used were no longer available and we didn’t have enough 3.5″ x 7″ pavers. Luckily, we had a bunch of 11″ x 7″ pavers that we never used. So Mike cut each of the larger pavers to make 3 smaller ones:

He also had to cut some square shaped ones:

After digging out the area around the tree, we dry fit the pavers to create a similar pattern as the other tree:

We had a little help installing the weed barrier:

Our son isn’t always so helpful – practicing his mallet tossing skills instead:

Adding sand for leveling the pavers:

Leveling the pavers:

We added a plastic edging barrier to hold the pavers together:

It took extra hands to form the curve:

Filling the gaps with PermaSand joint sand:

Wetting the sand so it will harden and lock the pavers into place:

Before and After:

We’re happy with the results especially since it didn’t cost much. Now we just need to replace our dead grass with new grass or artificial grass…

RECEIPT
TREE PAVER BORDER PROJECT
COMPLETED
JULY 2021
TIME FRAME
4 DAYS
DESCRIPTION
AMOUNT
Belgard Providence Pavers 3.5″ x 7.1″ (leftovers)
$0
Top Sand (leftovers)
$0
PermaSand paver joint (leftovers)
$0
Fabric landscape and staples (leftovers)
$0
Mulch brown – x 1 bag
$3
TOTAL (9% SALES TAX INCLUDED)
$3