Patio color

Memorial Day weekend, we colored the patio with a transparent concrete stain. First we rented a pressure washer to blast away the dirt, then applied the stain with a garden sprayer. Taping all around the pool and the fence took a long time!

before
plain concrete around the pool:

Here's Paul taping under the trees, where we normally have our outdoor bed and planter boxes with ferns:

after
We stained the area around the pool Fieldstone, a reddish-tan color:

Under the trees, we used Patina Green to set it off from the rest of the patio.