we are finally planning on doing something with our backyard. It is a very odd shape so we have felt quite challenged. It also has a retaining wall that has been rotting and really needs to be replaced. We are planning on replacing it with a fieldstone wall. We also want to put in a back terrace area that we can use for a large table, firepit and a few comfy chairs. Our concern is that since we are looking at a size of approximately 12 X 15 the cost of flagstone will blow our budget. I saw a decorating program where they did some type of flagstone look- a-like by using cement (with varying degrees of colour) and then scoring the cement so that it looked like stone.
Has anybody ever tried this method?