Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
When using shaped objects (such as pebbles) where you dont want them buried in the concrete but would like an even surface after placing them on top of the stone cover with a piece of wood larger than the stone and press evenly. It may take a few tries to figure out the right pressure but the professional look will add to its attractiveness. Besides pathways your garden stepping stones can be used as points for a sundial to ring a tree as wall or raised bed decorations even tabletops or to line small pools and fountains.
With a nice set of stepping stones you will definitely feel the difference in your garden this is a work that might take about 2 of 3 weekends and you can use it for good fun with the whole family assigning tasks to each family member and making your family work as a team on the stepping stones project. Some research is always good from the internet to the hardware stores or if you are thinking of getting someone to do this for you looking over the designs and material available or patterns that you would like to design.
Before you install the gravel it is a good idea to put down a weed barrier of some sortold newspaper works great for thisjust put it over the whole path area in a layer two or three sheets thick. Next evenly distribute the pea gravel over the entire area of your path and rake it out smooth filling the path back up to ground level. With your gravel now in place its time to start placing your stepping stones. There are many choices for stones. You can choose from a variety of manmade products or use natural flagstone.