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.
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.
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.