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My Firepit Redo

My firepit was slowly becoming an eyesore. It began to shift and the stones got out of place from my husband using it as a smoker at one point. It just started to look too unsightly for my patio space. I decided to take it apart and redo it so it lasts longer without stones shifting. 

Can anyone tell me why lizards like this space? 


Here, I removed the existing stones then placed concrete around the base.
At each level of stones I added concrete, wet it, then sat the stone in place.
  
Ensure your levels are even.

Upon completion, I covered the area with weed cloth to prepare for pea gravel to fill the space.
I purchase bags each week to fill in the space.




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