Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
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.
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.
The kids will enjoy comparing their hands and feet to their parents as they grow and the parents will cherish the memories the little prints will hold of childhood for many years to come. The easiest way to craft stepping stones is to make them using a method called the Stone Topper. If you have never made a mosaic stepping stone or are looking for a quick and inexpensive way of crafting a number of stones this method is perfect. No molds no expensive kits little mess and you probably have most of the needed materials on hand.