How do I make garden stepping stones?

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  • Gk Gk on Apr 12, 2019

    Hello Sandy! Here are some awesome ideas!

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Apr 12, 2019

    Concrete and concrete molds. They are easy. And you can get many different designs on

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 12, 2019

    Hi Sandy: Home Depot, and most other home improvement stores, have plastic forms that you can use for this. You just pour in some Quikrete that has been mixed with water and Bob's your uncle! Or, if you want circles, you can get some of those cement forms, cut them to the thickness you want them and put the Quikrete mix in those. If you're clever, you can even cut the sod out in different designs and pour the Quikrete in those! Good luck

  • Rymea Rymea on Apr 13, 2019

    the clear plastic covers on deli trays, cakes etc. work well. They have lots of beautiful designs. Spray with pan spray before filling.

  • Dea Dea on Apr 14, 2019

    How about laying out a plan by counting the number you need, you will need to decided the size of the stones. Next Make sure your stride fits the spacing of the stones. You can cut the sod out in the shape you want the stones and dig 2" from the ground surface down. Keep the side straight and firm. Tamp the soil on the bottom to compact it so the stones will not sink. Mix concert in a wheel barrow and then place in the holes cut for them. As you go do not mix more then you can place in the hole or several holes at a time because it will set up and you will waste material. You can use the shovel to level and remove any air pockets by poking up and down through the mix and then level the area. Once you level the area you can lay leaves on top one at a time to make a natural pattern. Just put the leaf on pat it down into the concert when it starts to set and leave the leaves until the concert is dry. We did this several years ago and have had no chipping or cracking. No mold needed. You can also buy concert coloring at the store where you get the concert and mix it in as you mix the concert. The stepping stones can be any size or shape with this method . Just make sure the stone top is even with the soil line so your lawn mower does not hit your stone. This also means no edging around them. If you are making a sitting are this way ground cover Thyme is great between the stones and smells wonderful when stepped on. It does not hurt the plant one it gets growing well.

  • Darlene Williman Darlene Williman on Apr 14, 2019

    All of the above are great answers but if your wanting to use something else you can. I took broken cement blocks and used them. I worked up the area I wanted for the walkway ( I have a tiller) so that it was about 4 inches deep. I then raked out all the old grass, rocks and junk so that it was fairly level and soft. I then took my broken cement blocks and placed them in the area so that the smooth sides were up. Some were random some were in patterns. I made sure the pieces were where I wanted them then I tapped them down softly with a hammer to keep them in place. After I had the walkway the way I wanted it I watered it down well to settle the dirt and the cement pieces and walked on it to make sure everything was solid. The walkway has been there for 30 years now and still looks and works good.