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Filling a Pond to replace with Patio! Advice? [migrated]

I have a really ugly pond in my garden that was created by the previous owner. I want to remove the pond and instead extend my patio so I can have a dining area where it is. The pond is a concrete ...
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Ground is rising up next to patio

I'm not familiar with this effect. It seems to be getting worse by the day. Is there a common cause for something like this?
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Will Patio Base Trap Water?

we are planning to build a patio at our backyard against the back wall. The backyard is wet for the most of the year. Most of the videos I saw recommend to dig to a depth of 6 to 8 inches, and fill in ...
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Couple questions, feedback before a patio install project

I'm going to be installing a patio behind my house soon and have a couple questions. Here are sketches of the area, plans, and photos of the area. I'm just outside Boston, so obviously the base is ...
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Raising the ground in a large area that will eventually be a patio. What type of substrate to use?

I'm gearing up for a bunch of landscaping at my new home. The backyard is kind of a mess: rotted-out deck, terrible lawn, low spots, high spots, etc. It's mostly all going to get redone. This ...
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Putting patio pavers around a tree

I have a small space in front of my townhouse that I would like to put a paver patio.. There is a great tree that I would like to keep there. I would like to fill the whole area with pavers, but dont ...
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How does one build a bluestone paver patio with grass between the stones?

The plan is to use 2'x2' bluestone pavers with up to 3" of space between the stones. This would be placed on a base of 6" of bluestone dust (as this has been more effective than natural screenings/...
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How do I remove moss from patio? [duplicate]

I have a stone patio outside my back door, built with (approx.) 12"x12" pavers. Each spring, moss grows up through the cracks between the bricks. I have scraped it off and dug it out as best I could ...
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How large can potted patio trees grow in the US northeast?

I have a large sunny patio that I would like to shade with the largest potted trees that I can grow practically in the northeast of the U.S. (New England, 6a). What trees are suitable and how large ...
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Removing concrete border around stone patio

My husband and I are buying a portion of our neighbor's property. Currently, our back yard has this ugly brick wall right by the back, which we are going to tear out. I also want to pull up all the ...
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How can I prevent algae growing over my patio area?

My house has a patio area outside the back door. The patio borders onto grass and makes a home for a pair of sheds. It doesn't drain well and is always in the shadow of the house, so that it stays ...
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How is natural stone sold and what should I know?

What types of places can I buy natural stone for various landscaping uses, like steps, patios, and walls? What are the different kinds of stone that are available? What do I look for when making a ...