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.
To bring more pizzazz to an otherwise bland garden why not add a couple of garden stepping stones? You have got to admit we all have felt the need to improve the look of our home. The garden not exempted. An easy way to bring life and add a landscaping feel would be to install decorative garden stepping stones. Great news though garden stepping stones are fairly easy to make. Materials arent hard to find. And to top it all off this home project of yours can easily turn into a fun and exciting activity to do with the kids.
When choosing stepping stones for the sole purpose of walking on from a day to day basis then you might want to choose stepping stones that are smoother on the surface than the pretty textured and painted ones to avoid damaging them. Incorporating stepping stones with garden statues in your backyard is easy and easy to maintain. No watering no staining no maintenance. Once the stepping stones and garden statues are in their places youre done. You can now enjoy the beautifully landscaped garden you have always wanted for little or no upkeep at all.