Senior in Saskatchewan needing low maintenance yard on a minimal budget. So tired of looking at a mess. I have a flat spot where above ground pool was- approx 32x32ft. most of area covered with pool base so not much for weeds except 2ft fence edge. I bought recycled rubber mats resembling sidewalk blocks. I need advice on this: Platform or not. I wanted a wood platform first then the rubber on top so they don't move around. pallets were an idea but I cannot lift them any more, and cheap help is non-existent. Can I build a platform with 2x4 laying flat on the pool bottom, 12-14" apart, then recycle discarded fence boards for topper then place the rubber on top. I want the boards to lift the least amount so I can step up easily and keep down the bugs as they love living under the mats (I found out after the purchase). Hope to get smaller pieces from discards at construction site for free, just haven't found one willing. Easier to toss in metal bin. After platform is done I will look at a few vegetable/flower boxes so I don't have to carry pots around, but that's for another time. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.