A friend of mine did this wonderful patio using salvaged broken sidewalk found on city job sites. She would collect a few pieces every time she saw the guys working and lugged them into the back of her car. She worked on the area little by little. It took her around a month to finish but the whole thing was done for free! She dug the area up and placed the sidewalk and rock pieces where they fit. The grass seed was thrown in between the pieces and with all the rain it just started growing beautifully. She saved the workers from having to throw it away and in the process created a trully great look. I was amazed when I saw it and although it is a lot of lifting the end result is magical & I thought that you girls would love it. Great work.