Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
The nice thing about this task is that you really do not need to spend a lot of money you can experiment with many relatively cheap materials and you can find a stepping stone kit to help you out sometimes just going over your garage results in great things to make stepping stones of pieces of tile or broken tile are very good to use for this purpose the same goes for china or ceramics – very easy things to find. If you are looking for something with a special look and maybe for a unique pattern and some kind of effect you should start looking for the material that will give you this feeling. Stepping stones are lovely to have and great to plan and make have fun.
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.
If there is sod to remove from your path area use the sod cutter to cut a checkerboard pattern inside the borders of the path dividing the sod into approximately 1 squares (for easy removal). Next remove the sod and soil to a depth of about 4. Now that you have your path excavated its time for the pea gravelthis can be purchased at your local landscape firm or at a crushed rock supplier. Pea gravel is a product made up of small rounded stones which is easy to spread and easy on the body if you fall.