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Pea Gravel Patio

A few weeks ago I went up to my visit my daughter, son Inlaw and granddaughters in Fort Worth .

I went prepared to help work on the landscaping and Flower beds!

It was the perfect week the weather was just right for tackling all these out door projects!

I first worked on the main Flower bed I will do a blog on that one soon we used such beautiful plants !

It turned out beautiful!

The next project was this Pea Gravel Patio.

I’m not an expert on creating Patios by any means but with a little research on YouTube we figured out what we needed to use to create the look my daughter was wanting to achieve!


Supplies we used:

• 6 Bags of Paver Base

• 6 bags of Decomposed Granite

• 6 bags of Pea Gravel

• 10x10 Tamper this tool is used to stamp everything down.

The area we were working with was a 9’x10’

Total cost for materials was about $90.00



This is the first step . Paver Base

Before doing this I did remove all the mulch that was in that area and was able to use it somewhere else.


This is the second step . Decomposed Granite

Once each layer is on you Stamp it all down .


This is the third step . Pea Gravel

This is your last layer .

Once I spread all 6 bags of the Paver Base I took my Tamper tool and went over all of it stamping each area until it all was pressed into the ground.

When I removed the mulch there was already a layer of weed cloth in that area so I left it on there.

I put the Paver Base right over it .

I used a rake to help spread it out .

It was a pretty sunny day and there was a large tree over where I was working so I tried to take the best pictures possible.

I got to know this Tamper Tool pretty well .

It’s gives you a good workout! 🤣

The other good thing about this tool is that a friend that I know let us barrow it for this project.

You can purchase one for about $50 I’ll drop a link for it .

Once that layer was done I did the same thing with the Decomposed Granite I use 6 bags and spread it over the first layer using my rake .

Go lightly with the rake when you are spreading it so you keep each layer on top of each other.

It should look like this .

Once again take your tamper and stamp it out .

You might need a break at this point !

I know I did !🤣

I also had an audience the utility company decided they needed to work directly across the street! 🤣

So I acted like I knew what I was doing! 🤣

Here is the last step ! Pea Gravel

I spread all 6 bags of the Pea Gravel.

Raking it across.

Then once again here I am stamping it out !


Look how pretty it looks !

My daughter already had the Sandstones so it was the perfect finishing touch !

I think it came out really awesome if I do say so myself!

My daughter , Son Inlaw and the girls loved it too!

We had serval neighbors complement the landscaping and patio as well!

This was a super fun project!

Also very budget friendly!

If you are wanting a nice area to sit at and you want to keep it low cost this is a perfect project for that !

All the materials came from Home Depot.


Always remember It all starts just by using a little imagination and a few supplies!


I’m alway trying to create budget friendly projects and this one is right up there for sure!


I hope you give this fun project a try !

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Happy creating!


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