Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
These stones can be used anywhere that could use a little color. Pick out the size and shape stone you like and one that fits your area the best. Remember you can put these little jewels in your garden areas as well. I suggest you use the concrete colored stones it is easier to cover with the paint. The first step is to use an exterior primer to seal the stone. Very important note seal only the top of the stone do not seal the entire stone. It needs a place for the moisture to come out. If you seal the bottom it will crack.
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.
How many times have you frowned on someone as they walk on your beautifully laid garden grass? But is it really their fault or do you need garden steppingstones so that your kids and anyone else walking through your garden can enjoy its beauty without spoiling it. Garden steppingstones can be a great way to preserve your garden grass along with adding a touch of class to your garden as well. But getting garden pavers from the market can be an expensive business. You may end up spending a lot for a few stones and getting them fixed too will cost a lot. Especially if the range you bought are discontinued. You may also have a tough time also finding the right kind of stones that may suit your garden or lifestyle.