Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
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.
Materials tools and equipment needed: stepping stones wheelbarrow pea gravel sod cutter shovel rake steeltoed shoes work gloves. Work safe: Always wear work gloves and/or safety glasses when you should. When handling heavy materials lift with your legs not your back and remember to wear steeltoed shoes. Interior designers love to spruce things up and make them more attractive. Never let it be said that we stop with the inside of the house. It is approaching spring and time to give your outdoor space a little boost. We will talk about a two different outdoor wall art projects that are easy cost effective and make a big statement.
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.