Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
You cannot do this with ones made of cement as they are usually permanently installed on the ground. With the rubbers you can arrange the space between one to another based on the length of your kids steps. When they have grown up and the steps become longer you can rearrange this. Rubber stepping stones also come in many models and colors. The diameter is usually about 30 centimeters or more and the thickness is about 3 cm. Each package usually contains of three pieces so you can freely decide how you will arrange the stones. With your own creativity you can combine several patterns to get more dynamic look. Then see your guests like it.
Place the stones the length of your path so that they are a comfortable stepping distance apart and then start setting them into the gravel. Pea gravel is easy to dig so you can simply use your hands to scoop out a hole for each stonethen push down on the stone with both hands and wiggle it downward into the gravel until it is stable. Remember to wear work gloves and steel toed shoes when handling these heavy stoneslift with your legs not your back. Thats pretty much it. You now have an attractive durable weed resistant path which you can enjoy for many years to come.
The last step is again sealing the entire piece of artwork with an outdoor water repellent product. You can use a high gloss or matt finish your choice. Apply your artwork to the wall or fence with the appropriate screws or nails. If you dont want the screw heads to show put the piece up first and then paint it in place. Another option I love for outside use is painting concrete stepping stones. They come in all shapes and sizes in your local hardware store garden area. This is a great time of year to do this project because it will be ready for the spring.