16 June 2023
Step Into Style: Choosing the Perfect Stepping Stones for Your Garden
Stepping stones are a great way to add style and functionality to your garden. They can be used to create walkways, pathways, and even patios. When choosing the perfect stepping stones for you, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you get the right fit for your style and application.
Size and Shape
The size and shape of your stepping stones will depend on the space you have available and the desired look you are going for. If you have a small space, you may want to choose smaller stepping stones. If you have a larger space, you may want to choose larger stepping stones like our Railway Sleeper Stepping Stones. You can also choose stepping stones that are irregular in shape to add a more natural look to your garden such as our Japanese Stepping Stones.
Materials & Finishes
Stepping stones can be made from a variety of materials, such as stone, concrete, brick, and wood. Each material has its own unique look and feel. Stone stepping stones are a popular choice because they are durable and can withstand the elements. Concrete stepping stones offer a more cost-effective option that is frost-resistant for the UK climate., both of these can can add a touch of rustic charm to your garden.
Choosing the Perfect Stepping Stone Color
The colour of your stepping stones can be used to create a focal point in your garden or to complement the existing landscaping. If you have a lot of different colours in your garden, you may want to choose neutral-coloured stepping stones to tie everything together. like our Random Stepping Stones in Old Mill. If you want to create a focal point, you can choose stepping stones in a bright or bold colour.
How to Lay Stepping Stones for Your Garden
Stepping stones can be installed in a variety of ways. The most common method is to set them in sand or gravel. You can also use concrete to set your stepping stones in place. If you are setting your stepping stones in sand or gravel, you will need to dig a hole that is slightly larger than the stone. Place the stone in the hole and fill the hole with sand or gravel. Tamp down the sand or gravel until the stone is level. If you are setting your stepping stones in concrete, you will need to mix the concrete according to the instructions on the package. Pour the concrete into the hole and level it with a trowel. Allow the concrete to dry completely before using your stepping stones.
Care and Maintenance of Stepping Stones
Stepping stones are relatively low-maintenance. You will need to sweep them off occasionally to remove dirt and debris. If your stepping stones are made from a porous material, such as stone, you may need to seal them periodically to protect them from the elements. Stepping stones for your garden are a great way to add style and functionality. With so many different options available, you can find the perfect stepping stones to fit your needs and budget.
Shop Stepping Stones
Gardenstone offer a wide variety of Garden Stepping Stones perfect for adding interest and an element of Zen to any garden design. With a large choice of colour, size and texture there is something to complement traditional and modern garden designs.