How to make a pebble and stepping stone garden or path in your yard in an afternoon. No special skills or tools needed.
A short two stone path made using the leave imprint stepping stones that I bought at Costco.
How to Create a Stone Garden Path
I have 4 of garden paths in my backyard and two larger paths where I have flagstone tiles. You can make them any width or length you desire. I snapped this photo right after cutting ornamental grass by the longer paths, but you can get the idea.
- Stepping, paving stones or large tiles
- Small round rocks: I used Mixed Beach Pebbles , but you can find landscaping stones in many color varieties. They are sold by the bag at garden and home improvement stores.
- Landscaping cloth
- Landscaping pins
- Preen weed blocker
1. Remove the grass with a shovel or large spade. Flatten the dirt by stomping on it. If you need it perfectly flat, you can rent a tool that will pound it flat, but this type of path doesn’t need to be perfectly level since they require no mortar. spread Preen weed preventer over the packed down dirt.
2. Measure a piece of landscaping cloth to cover pack and place landscaping cloth over it. Press a few landscaping pins through the cloth and into the ground to hold it down.
3. Lay the stepping stones (I bought mine at Costco 16 years ago) along the path and then fill in the path area with small round stones. I placed the larger ones in first and filled in with the smaller stones until the landscaping cloth was covered. Try to use flatter stones in the middle and the rounder ones off to the sides. This will help any larger or round stones from rolling over the stepping stones.
After a rainy day and you walk over it a few times, the stones will flatten and nestle in to create a perfect done in a few hours path for your garden.
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