One pinner said shedid this but used squares of outdoor green carpet. If you level your ground first then lay plastic down n use concrete squares n then outdoor carpet squares you get this same look. It's not hard to maintain that way. That way you don't have to move patio furniture n now n then put it back. Ours looks just as good as this.
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