Life Love Larson: Laying Stepping Stones


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Laying Stepping Stones

When we first moved into our house and started tweaking/adding landscaping, we added four stepping stones to the flowerbed off the back patio. The bed was in an area of high traffic, so we knew we needed a natural walkway for people to take, instead of stepping on mulch.

This year, we decided to do the same thing in the front yard. We have lots of kids in our neighborhood, and our house seems to be the meeting place. After laying mulch for hours on end, I decided to preserve my hard work and have Steve lay some stepping stones in the natural walkways that seem to get a lot of traffic.

We purchased these stone pavers at home depot. Each one cost just under $8. I liked the natural look of these stones, they were a good price, in stock, and the size was right. We have these in the back and they have held up great.

Not only do these provide function, they do a nice job of breaking up all the black mulch. And, they give the landscaping some dimension, which I love.

Now, instead of having to walk all the way around the large flowers beds, kids and adults can use the stepping stones. What an easy fix!

These stones are thin, which make them easy to level off with paver sand and a little patience :). Thanks to my hubby for completing these kind of projects for me!

Small projects like this make me happier than they should! I love small projects that make a big impact. You can see my summer porch post here.

What are you tweaking in your yard this year??  xoxo

1 comment :

  1. Stepping stones are always a great idea. I really like the ones you chose. We have some darker ones, but I like your lighter ones better!