Budget Patio Ideas Quiz
by Staff
Having a patio created for you is easy. Making one yourself isn't. But if you love a challenge, have the creative juices of an army of DIYers, then, maybe you can tackle a patio project on your own. Take this quiz and find out if you have the stuff to be a patio paragon.

What can make a good fire bowl?

  • an old steel mixing bowl
  • a large bird's nest
  • as a lever set in the dash

When was the garden gnome first invented?

  • in China during the Ming Dynasty
  • in Germany during the 19th century
  • Invented? They're not real?

How much does it cost to install a patio surface professionally?

  • $5 per square foot
  • $20 per square foot
  • Anywhere from $7 to $16 per square foot

How much does it cost to install a patio yourself?

  • Approximately half of a professional installation.
  • It depends on how much you're willing to do to find materials and install them yourself.
  • It depends on how many friends you have.

What is a paver?

  • beautiful, dressed stone lovingly laid down in an intricate and subtle pattern
  • shaped and formed blocks designed for outdoor use, and set up in a recognizable pattern
  • anything you want that will create a durable, level surface on which to enjoy the outdoors

What's the difference between cement and concrete?

  • Cement is a component of concrete.
  • Concrete is a component of cement.
  • One is made from limestone, while the other is made from sand.

Which of the following can be used in place of a traditional water fountain?

  • a spray bottle with integrated fan
  • a broken water main
  • a garden hose set to spray water over backyard plants

What makes a good shade for outdoor lighting?

  • collected toilet paper tubes
  • reused and decoratively pierced tin cans
  • bundles of lawn clippings

Where is the largest analemmatic garden sundial?

  • National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
  • Memorial Bridge, Jaipur, India
  • Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia, Pa.

Are mosaics horizontal or vertical?

  • only horizontal
  • only vertical
  • either horizontal or vertical, or they even can follow curves or be completely free-form