Last year we decided to make the area of grass where we had placed our gazebo a permanent seating area we could use all year round. I laid down a weed resistant mat covering last weekend in preparation.
I had order 2 cubic metres of blue slate chippings to cover the area.
Unfortunately the chippings had to be left by the house so it all had to be moved by wheelbarrow.
I put the chipping down with a thickness of about 2 inches which will give a firm weed resistant base once it has settled.
Once the slate was down I moved the furniture into place
and put the canopy on the gazebo.
Now all we need is a nice summer to enjoy it.