Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine.
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.
Another feature of a lighted stepping stone is the added sense of security. When people go away on vacation they can feel safer knowing the stepping stone will be turned on to signify that someone may be home even when they are not. This will also allow people to have some light when they return home at night. A lighted solar stepping stone has many purposes in addition to looking attractive. The bulbs inside do not need to be changed often and the stones can capture enough energy to last a few nights even if the sun did not come out that day.
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.
Another option is to play with different colors. Different stone types will surely encompass a complete palate of colors among stepping stones in your area or can alternately be painted to match your garden accessories or the colors of your home. You can even make personalizing these stones a fun family activityallowing each one of your children their own personal stone making a mark and truly putting your familys personality into your backyard decor. If youre not particularly crafty and would like more creative looking stones there are other stones for sale that incorporate mosaiclike designs or are beautifully painted for your aesthetic enjoyment.