I have used KolorScape paver/leveling sand for patio and retaining wall projects around my home. I purchased KolorScape paver/leveling sand in 0.5 cubic foot bags. One bag will cover approximately 6 square feet at 1 inch deep. I prefer to purchase prepackaged sand. This keeps me from having a large, unsightly pile of sand in the yard. Another advantage of prepackaged sand is it can be transported to the construction site without needing a wheelbarrow. I use the sand from the bag as needed. This cuts down on the mess during the construction process.
A landscape project can add beauty to a yard while increasing the property value. Landscape projects can include patios, retaining walls, sidewalks and driveways. Pavers and retaining wall blocks allow homeowners to turn landscape ideas into do-it-yourself projects.
Pavers come in many colors and varieties. Paver examples include brick pavers, cobblestone pavers, concrete pavers and flagstone pavers. Paver projects include patios, walkways and driveways. Pavers can help control rainwater runoff by allowing the rainwater to drain within paver brick or stone joints.
Retaining wall blocks are great for dividing a slope into different sections. Retaining wall blocks that are purchased from local hardware stores are generally designed for a maximum of three blocks high. A landscape professional may be the best option for larger projects.
A patio, walkway or retaining wall must be durable, as well as attractive. Paver sand is essential in the construction process. Paver sand is installed between the paver base (or ground if a paver base is not used) and the paver brick, block or stone. Use a one inch layer to level the brick, block or stone. The fine grains allow the sand to be easily spread while leveling the brick, block or stone. The compact structure of sand will reduce the likelihood of settling after the project is finished. The patio, walkway or retaining wall will maintain its shape and beauty year after year. Washingoff any dirt and grime will restore the original beauty.
I am generous with KolorScape paver sand when working on landscaping projects around my home. I want each brick, block or stone resting completely on the sand surface. I also want the layer of sand to be thick enough to eliminate or reduce the chance of settling. A patio or retaining wall to that comes apart within a few years after it has been installed is a waste of time. While I am far from a professional, KolorScape paver/leveling sand helps me to construct landscape projects that look as if they were installed by a professional.