Dress up an existing path with garden stepping stones, or create a new path
If you have no idea where to place stepping stones, think about any high traffic areas in your lawn. If you always walk from the garden to the hose, if the kids always trek from the back patio to the play area or if the animals always head out to the decorative fountain, then chances are that your yard already has a beaten down pathway. Turn that trammeled grass and dirt into something beautiful by laying down garden stepping stones among carefully selected plants.
If you don’t already have an established path, then extend an invitation to somewhere interesting in your landscape. A path strewn with stepping stones will beckon people to sit under the arbor, examine your flower beds, rest under a shady tree or check out a decorative set of custom garden containers. Stones show everyone where to go and practically take them by the hand to get them there. Your focal points become irresistible destinations at the end of a cobbled path.
Plenty of garden stepping stones from which to choose
Garden stepping stones can be as varied and exciting as every new path itself. If you want to create a path that looks almost like nature itself is doing the inviting then flagstone or sandstone will do the trick. These flat stones come in muted, earthy colors and each stone has its own unique shape. Slate stones also reflect the colors of the earth and create lots of visual interest because of their variety. You may also experiment with quartzite, flat garden stones flecked with glittering quartz.
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