The before patio photograph looks pretty sad. Picture flowers and bushes along the edge near the house. My husband had to dig them up before the mason started working. We saved them and will replant them in the near future. Hoping to spare the back porch furniture from too much work dust, I covered them with old sheets.
What a difference 5 days make (and a bunch of $). Definitely worth it all.
And that is the story of how the beautiful brick patio came to be.