Stream rocks and natural stones in various shapes, colors and sizes are a good choice for beautiful garden paths and walkway designs if you want to create beautiful and timelessly elegant yard landscaping. Natural stones are durable materials that add a peaceful and contemplative effect to landscaping ideas.
Here are ten stepping stone ideas to help you decide the style of stepping stones that will work best for you.
DIFFERENT SIZE AND SHAPE
One of the nice things about incorporating a stone pathway onto your property is that not every stone has the same size or shape. Once you select a color and design that will best suit your outdoor environment, the process of selecting the size and shape will become a little bit easier.
Limestone is a great choice for a stone walkway. It’s a durable material, the stones can be cut into a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and it acts as a non-slip surface (perfect for those barefoot afternoons spent in your backyard!).
TRAVERTINE AND GRAVEL
The pathways meander throughout the landscape, some with travertine stepping stones and gravel and those below the majestic oaks left natural with fallen leaves. A welcoming outdoor retreat.
LAY OFF CONCRETE
We love sleek and modern but sometimes we lay off of straight lines and concrete, and go with natural stones instead. Be sure to add visual interest around the stones by framing the pathway with colorful blooms and lush greenery.
ROUND ROCK PATHWAY
From the street, a round rock pathway leads to a small seating area next to the water with a small fire pit. Low maintenance, drought resistant and salt tolerant plantings were used in mass and clumps.
A large variety of dwarf fruit trees in this orchard provide the homeowner lots of fruit throughout the summer and fall. The herringbone brick patterned walkway form a grid that adds a formal touch to the space.
If you have a hilly yard, one solution is to go onward and upward with your stone path. The golden junipers have grown into the point where their graceful arms are almost touching and starting to create the desired effect.
A formidable pallet of Asian style plant species along with traditional bamboo construction and meandering stone and gravel pathways.
PEBBLES AND COBBLES
Here in this picture we see how a sweeping run of mixed pebbles and cobbles creates a very realistic copy of a dry creek bed in an informal contemporary garden.
Gravel covers a walkway leading to a fire feature, acting as a filter for rainwater to percolate back into the soil. Railroads pieces guide the path and provide a place to put your feet.
Adding stepping stone pathways into your garden can be an excellent addition, enhancing the aesthetic and helping to lead visitors on a stroll through your landscape. Stepping stones look very natural and are easy to maintain, if they are on your lawn, they can be mowed right owner.
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