Asked on Jun 15, 2013

Want to know the source to purchase garden path stones that look like

Betsy Bodrero
by Betsy Bodrero
one of the pictures on web was of an Old Woman's Garden path with fabulous garden stones. Where can we buy these?
q want to know the source to purchase garden path stones that look like, concrete masonry, landscape, outdoor living
  37 answers
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Jun 15, 2013
    You can purchase from your local landscape supply store, independent or chain store. The small rock can be purchased in bags, the larger is usually by the pallet or sold by weight. You can ask for river slicks, or egg rock or pond pebbles. It is best that you take a look at what is available first. I would try to stick with stones that are locally mined to control cost. People ask me for lava rock all the time here (near Atlanta) which I don't stock because of the wasted money on freight charges to get it here from the southwest.

  • Janis Janis on Jun 15, 2013
    Wicked Awesome

  • Betsy Bodrero Betsy Bodrero on Jun 15, 2013
    Is the path cemented down ? or what keeps them in place ???? I'd love to make one of these

  • Those paths are laid in a bed of cement and tamped down to make them level. This type of path requires a LOT of strong sturdy hands all working together as you have a limited amount of time in which to place down the patterns, tamp down and finish. If you live in an area where there is a lot of freeze thaw cycles although not suggested, you will need to seal the top with a clear epoxy coating to seal out any moisture that would get between the stones and the cement base. Be sure you have the pattern already figured out long before you start as you cannot begin to think how it will look once the cement has been poured.

  • Bonnie Lewenza Bonnie Lewenza on Jun 17, 2013
    Landscape stores are more expensive, when I got mine for my patio I purchased it from a trucking farm that trucked in crushed gravel and stuff. They also charged by the pound however it was only 15 cents a pound which is a whole lot cheaper than the landscapers.

  • Wanda Adkins Wanda Adkins on Jun 17, 2013
    The round circle one are they rocks also? Looks great!!!!!!:) I would like to have these.

  • Mary N Mary N on Jun 17, 2013
    I have a farm with lots of rocks. I live in an area that freezes and thaws as well. all I did was collect flats rocks and purchased pavers from Lowes. then I bought special sand , paving sand at lowes and filled in the cracks. no problems and works well.

  • Vivian S Vivian S on Jun 17, 2013
    What a labor of love. Clearly the woman enjoyed making beautiful patterns from these stones. I'm guessing she wasn't old when she did it! If I were going to do this at my age, I would probably make the circle pattern of stones in a mold so I could cement them or grout them in place then move them into the pathway ready made.

  • Linda Taylor Linda Taylor on Jun 17, 2013
    Did you do something like this one Mary?

  • Debbie Brooks Snyder Debbie Brooks Snyder on Jun 17, 2013
    This is a custom walkway designed and installed by Jeffrey Bale, Portland, OR.

  • Rosy Harroff Rosy Harroff on Jun 17, 2013
    I understand that the time frame of setting cement is a factor. What about doing a more managable section at a time? Spread cement, place rocks, tap...repeat?

  • Pat Petersen Pat Petersen on Jun 17, 2013
    no trucking farms in Southern Louisiana. Love the walk.

  • Jan H Jan H on Jun 17, 2013
    What a beautiful work of art! I would love to do this. Maybe a little at a time.

  • Josie C Josie C on Jun 17, 2013
    This is too cool for words. I just love it!!!

  • Sondra A Sondra A on Jun 17, 2013
    Very beautiful walkway.

  • Amanda DeLoach Amanda DeLoach on Jun 17, 2013
    that is my plan mrsn....I am going to do an 8x8 area..I will cut it into 2x2 sections and work with those smaller sections at the time.....I will probably start this fall or maybe before if I can't wait lol..

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    • Penny Penny on Mar 25, 2017
      hi! Are you going to make frames for each section? I'm trying to figure out how to make smaller sections too.

  • Karen Smith Karen Smith on Jun 18, 2013
    By far this is the most beautiful stone pathway I have seen. Bravo!

  • Jra187311 Jra187311 on Jun 18, 2013
    I'm an old lady and I love that look ! Where do I go from here/

    • Penny Penny on Mar 25, 2017
      hire the professional designer??? I'm old too!! And I'm dying to try something like this but there is no way I can lay a cement base. I'm wondering if putting mosaic on stepping stones would be an adequate substitute.

  • Geri Weiss Geri Weiss on Jun 18, 2013
    I'd like to see the rest of the home. That old lady rocks!

  • Trish Ross Trish Ross on Jun 18, 2013
    I'm interested in just making large stepping stones in my backyard. If I decide later, I'll fill in with the larger stones.

  • Laura Laura on Jun 19, 2013
    I was told by some concrete specialist to do 12X12 or 14 x 14 blocks.Ii am old and wanted to do something like this for yrs. They told me to make 2x4 's in a square and put ply wood on the bottom then use kerosene like a coat of grease to grease it up. Put in your rocks shells or pretty stones in what ever shape you want and then pour in the concrete and let dry. Tap your square out and then do it again :)

  • Vivian S Vivian S on Jun 21, 2013
    Debbie, thank you for the link to Jeffrey Bale's site. He is the artist that created this path and has some beautiful designs at his website. .

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    • Vivian S Vivian S on Jun 30, 2014
      Apparently my reply wasn't posted. Mary and Fiona, when I posted the link it worked. I see that it no longer takes you to Jeffrey Bale's site. If you Google Jeffrey Bale, you can find many images for his amazing art

  • Nor189064 Nor189064 on Jun 22, 2013
    can the rocks u get off beach be used to creat walk way. like the sand one brown ones or would they ahve to be treated.?

  • Nore, the rocks (sand stone) can be used. One way to use them is to mix your own mix of cement using the smooth sand stone rocks instead of the normal gravel used. Just prior to setting a hose is used with a fine spray to remove the cement top layer exposing the stones and pebbles in the mix. This results in a stone style finish. Just another spin on how to do something a bit different.

  • Tanya Peterson Felsheim Tanya Peterson Felsheim on Mar 23, 2014
    I am thinking you put the large pieces in first then do the one circular at one time. I have some large flagstones that have considered doing this in between since all that is there is decomposed granite at the time.

  • Lindalumoore Lindalumoore on Mar 23, 2014
    Checked out finegardening site, great ideas for someone with lots of time!!

  • Wow this is looks amazing. You can tell that a lot of hard work was put into this. Great idea.

  • Vivian S Vivian S on Jun 28, 2014
    Dear Mary, When I posted the link it actually took you to the site with many pictures of mosaic designs similar to the photo above. If you do a search online for Jeffrey Bale you can see many images of garden mosaics that he created.

  • Jadel Jadel on Sep 25, 2014
    my house and garden were totally destroyed by the typhoon haiyan here in tacloban city philippines, i dnt know how to start anew.......

  • Barbara Driver Morck Barbara Driver Morck on Apr 07, 2015

  • Rosie Rosie on Jul 16, 2015
    Hi Betsy, It's really nice. That old woman uses many kinds of natural stones with a great idea."" is better for these. I also bought from there for my home & garden. It also provides fountain, fireplace & other stone products with various designs.

  • Gshorter Gshorter on Jul 27, 2015
    Any idea what the plant is in the bottom left corner?

  • Susan beique Susan beique on Aug 17, 2015
    How do I make this pathway

  • LITRA LITRA on Oct 16, 2015
    if you like the outdoor area I think that You might also be interested in a retractable patio cover for residential applications

  • Ipsitaroy Ipsitaroy on Nov 02, 2015
    Wow, it's really nice garden stones. Recently one of my friend Brought this type of garden stones One of Indian marble supplier known as AA Stone Impex. If You want to this type of garden stones then have a look this. I hope it will help you.

  • Daw11767879 Daw11767879 on Oct 15, 2016
    At a masonry shop