When you want to preserve your lawn or the grass on your front yard, you don't want people to walk around or on them. That's why most people take their time to do some landscaping and plant concrete walkways to guide their visitors on where to walk. But you don't need to spend a lot of money for this project. I will show you this amazing DIY concrete walkway project that you can do in 4 easy steps. I kid you not when I say “4 EASY STEPS.”
How To Get This Amazing DIY Concrete Walkway In 4 Steps
A walkway made out of just soil and dirt is very unpleasant to look at, not to mention that it makes your yard or lawn look very dirty and messy. A concrete walkway serves only the purpose of guiding people where to walk but it also makes your yard beautiful to look at and preserve the integrity of your lawn. Products like walk makers or concrete walkway molds are selling like hotcakes because people want their lawn to look great. But if you're like me and want to save hundreds of dollars in commercial landscaping, then this DIY concrete walkway project is just the project for you.
Supplies and Tools needed for your DIY Concrete Walkway Project:
- Mixing tub
- Concrete walkway mold
- Concrete Mix
1. Prepare the area
Scrape away sod, soil, or loose dirt as needed. Make sure to keep the ground even.
2. Add gravel
Add 2″ to 4″ of compatible gravel. Use the hoe to compress the layer and make sure that it is leveled and flattened firmly.
3. Apply Concrete Mix
Mix a batch of concrete for the first section. The ratio for this project is a bag of concrete mix to one fill-up of the mold. Shovel the concrete mix into the form to fill in each portion. Using a trowel, smooth the surface out.
Remove the form and trowel the surface if you want to make it smooth or even bevel the edges and achieve desired finish.
4. Spray with water
Spray it periodically with water to prevent it from cracking. Leave it moist for the next five to seven days before using or stepping on it. Repeat the steps 2 to 4 as needed.
Check out HomeMadeModern‘s tutorial video below to nail this easy DIY project!
The project looks difficult and challenging, but it actually isn't once you get down and dirty, pardon the pun. I love that this DIY concrete walkway has a lot of applications, so you can go a long way with this project. This is a perfect landscape addition to your backyard that will allow your family to wander around your garden without getting the muddy experience. Maybe soon, you'll have a walkway for your rosebeds or for your shrubberies and like this project, it will only require 4 easy steps to do it.
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