WHAT ARE STEPPING STONES?

WHAT ARE STEPPING STONES?

Stepping stones, stepping stone pavers, garden path stones, step pavers, or whatever you like to call it, are products used to create safe paths around your home. They serve as a walkway to guide your visitors through the landscape or between structures. They can be a focal point, acting as a prominent feature that ties your garden together, break up expanses of turf and accentuate attractive areas of your garden. They also work well as borders.

Garden path stones also provide a safe footpath through wet or muddy areas. Installing a pathway using steppers instead of paving a large area is less expensive and preserves the natural look of the landscape. Stepping stones can also be placed between paved surfaces to minimise expanses of pavement, connect separate activity areas and create variety in your garden. They also play an important role in stabilising soil, minimising wear in turf and providing a safe, attractive way to traverse slopes. find out on how to lay stepping stones.

Outdoor & General has the widest range of stepping stone pavers in Sydney. Choose from a large variety of natural stones & concrete pavers to accentuate the outdoor features of your home or business. Find out how to lay stepping stones today.

 

The Different Types of Stepping Stones


Although stepping stones can be made of many materials, natural stone steppers are a standout. Natural stone blends into the landscape while providing timeless colour and texture highlighting features of your garden. Well-chosen stones can also complement the architectural elements of your home or business. Choose from a wide selection, including slate, basalt & bluestone, granite, travertine, limestone and porphyry. Almost any type of stone can be used for garden paths if properly installed. Outdoor & General’s stepping stone pavers provide an affordable way to create a unique look in your garden.

Garden stones come in several shapes, including ovals, circles, irregular flagstone pieces, rectangles and squares. Precisely cut rectangles give a trim, formal look to a garden. Irregular shaped crazy pavers and flagstones create a more casual look. Ovals work well with Zen gardens or around ponds and fountains.

Bluestone pavers complement architectural styles from classic to modern. The shades of blue and grey create a beautiful backdrop for entryways, patios and colourful flower beds. Distinctive cat’s paw formations in bluestone basalt pavers add interest to designs, including walkways, paved areas and wall cladding.

Our organic bluestone steppers come in a sawn finish, creating an even, flat surface that works well with modern architecture and natural gardens. Our hand-cut Athenastone® slate stepping stones bring out the beauty of the layered structure of the stone.

Once you have created your very own stepping stone path, create borders with plants, pebbles, or even concrete blocks in contrasting colours. Add Akron garden pebbles between stones to accentuate the textures. Pure White Quartz, White Thasos marble, black polished pebbles, bluestone pebbles are our most popular. However, we have many types of pebbles in sizes ranging from 10 mm to 100 mm.different types of steppings stones, natural stepping stones with natural pebbles and square concrete pavers used