Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
Along with the different varieties of stepping stones for sale at your local home store there are countless different ways you can arrange these stones in your yard for a unique entrance to your home that fits your personality. Experiment with different shapes patterns or perhaps a mix and match a variety of sizes or types of stone for a fun look.
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.
Garden statues and stepping stones can do a whole lot to your backyard space or your garden. When planning a garden or landscaping makeover consider using garden stones and statues. They come in many different forms shapes sizes and colors. Here you will learn of different kinds of garden statues and ways to incorporate those and garden stones in your garden or backyard to enhance your lawn décor overnight. Some popular garden statues you see are garden gnomes. Many gnomes are silly little old men doing things such as mowing the lawn sleeping in the grass while while working or holding their grandbaby in his arms. Garden gnomes are a great way to add some color and humor.