A large area of solid paving can be totally transformed by dividing it into two sections. Here, we pulled up a section of existing pavers and used them as the borders for the new areas. This curved arrangement also provides a space between the zones for new garden beds.
Gather your supplies
• Wet concrete saw (hired)
• Brickie’s sand
You’ll also need
Wheelbarrow; chalk; tape measure; stringlines; rubber mallet; trowel; safety gear
STEP 1 Clear area of all debris and remove any unwanted structures (such as clotheslines and sheds).
Step 2 Using tape measure, mark out the 2 areas, then use chalk to draw even, curved borders onto paving. Leave room for the garden between the 2 areas, at least 1m wide (or larger if you have space).
Step 3 Wearing safety gear, use concrete saw to first make shallow dry cuts along marked lines. Connect concrete saw to hose, then follow the initial cuts to saw right through pavers with water running.
Step 4 Remove pavers from garden bed area, discarding broken pieces and saving whole pavers.
Step 5 In wheelbarrow, make up a mortar mix, using 1 part cement to 4 parts brickie’s sand, mixing with enough water to create a stiff consistency.
Step 6 Using removed pavers, mortar mix and mallet, create header course around both curved borders. This holds cut pavers in place, and ensures paving doesn’t move over time
Step 7 Along the straight (uncut) paving edges, apply mortar mix with a trowel to create a haunch.