Quikcrete Walkway Instructions for a Beautiful Garden Path
Quikcrete walkway instructions don't have to be complicated!
The forms really are a very simple and cost-effective way to create a beautiful as well as charming custom walkway for your garden. A walkway that could easily cost $500.00 or more can be done for around $50.00!
Here's the walkway I made for my own home:
And below are the Quikcrete Walkway Instructions you can use to make your own walk.
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Quikcrete Walkway Instructions
Lay out your walk area, using a garden hose, extension cord or baby powder
Dig out your walk to about 2-3" deep.
Place a layer of sand about 2" deep in the dug-out area and add a layer of plastic sheeting over that. Place your empty form in to make sure your walk will be level with your lawn (repeat this with each segment of your walk).
Mix your concrete. I used QuickCrete pre-mixed cement but mortar mixes will work or you can use pre-mixed cement, sand and pea gravel. *Here's where you can add your dry color concrete powder if desired.
Use a wheelbarrow, or to work in smaller steps, a large stainless bowl works well to mix your dry mix and water.
Lay the form into the first part of your prepared walk area and pour 1/3 of the concrete mix in, tap on the form lightly to remove air bubbles, and pour in the rest of the mix.
When the concrete is set enough to release from the form, if it won't come out easily, spray it with silicone or non-stick vegetable spray and release it onto the plastic.
If you plan on using any type of decorative "topping" such as colored smooth glass pebbles or pea gravel, do that now.
Almost done! After the stones have dried, put in either some grout, pea gravel or maybe a little sand in the mix if you want a little green to grow between the stones.
Finally, to protect your finish, use Quikrete Acrylic Concrete Sealer.
You've just created your own beautiful cottage walk!