Build a sitting area that overlooks your backyard with concrete. Once the concrete has dried, place a small bench and coffee table in the area. The sitting area will make the perfect spot to unwind after a long day and enjoy a snack or meal.
Use The Following Materials
Measure, Mark, And Dig The Area
Measure the section that you are going to use for the sitting area. This will help you determine how much concrete mix you will need. Use a measuring tape to assist with making straight lines. Mark the corners of the measured section with wooden stakes. Dig out the marked area with a large shovel. A trench that is a couple feet deep will be sufficient. Once the section is dug out, flatten the base of the trench with a tamping tool. Place the flat end of the tool on the ground and press down firmly.
Add Gravel And Concrete Mix
Lay wooden beams around the sides of the section that you dug out. The beams will prevent concrete from spilling into other parts of your yard. Add a couple inches of gravel to the bottom of the trench. The gravel will prevent the concrete from shifting or cracking once it is poured. Even out the gravel with the tamping tool.
Pour concrete mix into a wheelbarrow and add water. To determine how much water you will need, read the package's instructions. Mix the two components together with a mixing stick. Be ready to pour the concrete right away because it dries quickly. Tilt the wheelbarrow so that one end is facing towards the dug out section. Fill the trench until the concrete is even with the ground that surrounds the sitting area.
Smooth Out The Concrete And Decorate The Sitting Area
Push a concrete float across the freshly poured concrete. Move it in straight lines. The float will even out the concrete so that the dried surface is smooth. The concrete products will take a few days to cure. Make sure that the sitting area is not disrupted while you are waiting. After a few days, add a bench, coffee table, and pots of flowers to the sitting area. Enjoy spending time in the new section when you feel like unwinding after a busy day. Keep the concrete clean by spraying it off with a garden hose on a regular basis.
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