Creating a landscape design with a raised paver patio, built against a wooden deck, requires careful consideration to ensure long-term success, stability of the project. The first detail to tackle is the question of how raise the paver patio.
In this project, we chose to use large (800-1500 pounds each) Michigan boulders.
Landscape fabric was attached to the deck using 2x1's and draped against additional 2x12 treated boards to retain the crushed stone we used as a base for the patio. Landscape fabric was also used to retain the stone behind the boulders.
When choosing a landscape fabric for use in hardscape projects, be sure to find a product that has a 25-30 year guarantee. You don't want the landscape fabric breaking down and ruining your patio or wall prematurely. Landscape ideas need to be executed with care and quality products.