Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
Normally there are 3 types of base material used depending on the use of the stone. Regular concrete is used most often when a stone is actually part of a pathway and decorations such as small mosaic tiles or colored stones are used for visual effect. Stepping stone concrete is used when a more intricate pattern (or 3d effect from a mold) is used. It is finer grained so there is less likely to be an air pocket in a detailed area. Finally there is plaster of paris; it is VERY fine grained and will hold the best detail of all; but lacks the strength necessary to hold up under harsh weather or traffic conditions. Garden stepping stones of this material should be ornamental only and in an area protected from weather and harsh temperatures.
Garden stones and statues also make the perfect gift for a friend in need of a landscaping makeover. With the selection made available today you will find something for anyone. Concrete stepping stones can add a quiet elegance to gardens and paths around the home. Making them is fairly easy. One of the best features of creating your own concrete stepping stones is that you can make shapes and colors that are not standardized by commercial use. One of the most versatile easy to use and imaginative accessories for your garden is the stepping stone.
Another option is to play with different colors. Different stone types will surely encompass a complete palate of colors among stepping stones in your area or can alternately be painted to match your garden accessories or the colors of your home. You can even make personalizing these stones a fun family activityallowing each one of your children their own personal stone making a mark and truly putting your familys personality into your backyard decor. If youre not particularly crafty and would like more creative looking stones there are other stones for sale that incorporate mosaiclike designs or are beautifully painted for your aesthetic enjoyment.