In the spring, I usually have numerous pieces of small to mid-size hardscape set aside for spray painting. I like the look of black metal in my yard. I’ve got bits of it artfully arranged all around my property. But some of the black metal has become rusty. In addition, I’ve collected a few metal objects over the fall & winter that I’d like to display, but they’re not black. Well, they’re not black yet. Read more . . .
Do you have a gravel path but would like to make it a bit more solid and stable? You can reinforce and reinvent your path by adding stepping stones. Follow the same instructions and measurements as if you were building a path planted with softscape between the stones. There aren’t many differences in the way you’re going to build this path compared to Read more . . .
There’s not much difference in how to set a stepping stone path in a lawn & setting it with softscape planted between the stones. Because you’ll be setting your path into a relatively healthy lawn, you’ll do things a bit differently. To begin with, the sod you remove in order to set each stone can be used to patch grass elsewhere that’s grown sparse or brown. Remove sod in three inch thick chunks, and keep them wet. Read more . . .
I took lots of notes while building my stepping stone path. Many didn’t make it into the DIY article, but they were far too helpful and informative not to publish. You can learn a few things the easy way, you can prepare for things you hadn’t thought of and you can avoid making some rookie mistakes. Take advantage of my experience by reading this handy little companion article before laying your stepping stone path. Read more . . .
To determine how to lay a stepping stone path, you must decide what material you’re going to use as filler between the stones. Will you set them in grass? Gravel? Will you be planting softscape between the stones? These factors will affect how you’re going to set your stepping stones. The first thing you’ll need to do is to figure out how many stones you’re going to need. This is simple; just walk the path. Read more . . .