You can build landscaping stepping stones simply because it is an inexpensive way in order to add charm to your landscape. Landscape stepping stones offer a practical route that you can use for troot traffic from the driveway or sidewalk to your front door and along the side or back of your house.
Clear and Fill
You have to decide the boundaries of your path and you have to remove all of the vegetation from the area. If you apply an herbicide, it is better for you to apply it at least twice with three days in between. After the vegetation has been removed, you have to put down 2 inches of leveling sand. You have to drag 2X4 across the surface of the sand in order to make it very level.
Lay the stones
Set the stepping stones landscaping into the sand about 6 up to 8 inches apart. And then you have to keep the surface of the stones well above the sand and you have to make sure that each new stone is level with the one before it.
Level the stones
Once you have settled the stones into the place, you have to use a level in order to check each surface. The bubble has to be right in the middle when the level is parallel to the house which is indicating that the stone is on an even grade. You will see a slight positive slope when the level is perpendicular to your house. Water will be allowed to slide off the stones and away from your house. This is very important when landscape steeping stones are placed close to an exterior wall.
Install a weed barrier
A weed barrier will make sure that your stone path stays maintenance-free for a couple of years and virtually tidy. After all of the stones are in place and specifically leveled, you have to lay the weed barrier on the top. You can use garden shears in order to cut the holes carefully for each stone. By using a couple of pebbles as you work, you can weigh the barrier down.
Fill with pebbles
In order to get a clean look, you have to surround the stepping stones landscaping with small pebbles in a complementary and contrasting color.
In order to keep the pebbles from slipping into the surrounding landscape you will have to install edging. If you want to get a clean and minimalist look, it is better for you to use a narrow strip of black metal.