Here is the history of our patio:
In the beginning there was grass and it was ok but not what we wanted. Then some dang fool bought 10 yards of gravel for the new driveway when he only needed 2 yards at most. The gravel had to be off the driveway by winter or, well you know, it would kinda be stupid if we had to park on the street our first winter because our new driveway was still filled with gravel. The fix was to dig a big hole about 2 or 3 feet deep, have the packed dirt leaning away from the house, fill it with said gravel and call it a patio! Below is our In the beginning process photo from 2006.
Type at ya later,