Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
Before you install the gravel it is a good idea to put down a weed barrier of some sortold newspaper works great for thisjust put it over the whole path area in a layer two or three sheets thick. Next evenly distribute the pea gravel over the entire area of your path and rake it out smooth filling the path back up to ground level. With your gravel now in place its time to start placing your stepping stones. There are many choices for stones. You can choose from a variety of manmade products or use natural flagstone.
The first thing you will need to do is lay out the shape of your pathgarden hose works great for this. Tip: gently curved lines are usually more visually appealing than angular or straight lines. Once you have decided the shape and length of your path use the sod cutter to cut along the edges of your path to define the outer lines.
From their original use as a functional yet decorative way to delineate a path through ornamental gardens stepping stones are now considered a part of the garden. Commercially there are almost endless themes available to suit any taste or interest come in a variety of shapes and sizes even 3 dimensional. There is also the option of making your own garden stepping stones for an even more personal touch. There are ready made molds available or you can almost any container you may have that is the right size and shape for what you wish to make; just make sure the container is the same size or smaller at the bottom or you may never get your completed treasure out.