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How to Create a Compacted Rock Patio

Not only is this new patio a great outdoor living area, it's an easy-to-install, compacted-rock project that doesn't use even a dribble of cement.

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  • plastic stakes
  • spray paint
  • bender board
  • landscaping edging
  • decomposed granite
  • landscape fabric
  • landscaping staples


  • utility knife
  • sledgehammer
  • mallet
  • safety glasses
  • ear protection
  • rake
  • vibratory plate compactor

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