First, start with a pile of concrete from an old patio or sidewalk
Then draw an area for the new patio. Next begin layingout the pieces
to look like flagstone, leaving approximately 2 inches in between
each piece. After you have laid out each piece, take the time to left the
pieces so that you have a nice stable and flat patio.
Next stain the concrete. Concrete stains are available at Home Depot
and Lowes. After the stain has dried, add soil and a small
ground cover like Dymondia or Creeping Thyme to fill in the areas.
Photos by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in La Mesa