10 Landscaping Ideas For Using Stepping Stones in Your Garden

If you took a survey of residences in urban and sub urban Nigeria, you would find that 9.5 out of 10 homes were either ‘interlocked’ or ‘concretised’. My colloquialisms speak to the fact that most developers, clients and almost anyone building, tend to make use of interlocking pavings or good old fashioned concrete for the entirety of the unbuilt area of the given site. They’re mostly oblivious to the heat island effects and general lack of green space that this approach perpetuates and often times are none the wiser as to what alternatives they could employ.

There are a plethora of ways to deal with this challenge. Introducing green areas and lawns go a long way to make a home feel well, more homely. Proper pathways in and around backyards and entry ways are a great way to make sure that these green spaces stay green and lush while still allowing people to enjoy the outdoor space.

One of my favourite solutions to the aforementioned pathways have to be stepping stones. Stepping stones come in so many different styles and can be arranged to create different looks and feels depending on your preferences.

This article originally published on contemporist offers 10 examples of stepping stones used in various landscaping projects that could give you an idea of what to do for your next project.

1. Slabs of stones contribute to a natural, raw feel in this grass-less backyard.


2. Square and rectangular stones used here guide people around the yard and add a unique style element to the yard.


3. Round stepping stones scattered throughout the yard of this home create paths and fun places to practice your hopping skills.


4. Warm stones create a wide path in the backyard of this single family home.


5. Large concrete stepping stones line the side of this sloping yard, making for an easy path around the house.


6. These round stepping stones surrounded by grass connect the various areas of this park, and add a touch of fun with their circular shapes.


7. This small backyard uses stone slabs in various sizes to create a geometric pathway.


8. Circular stepping stones surrounded by small pebbles, lights, and greenery create a pathway through this backyard.


9. These large stones allow you to get from one part of the yard to the outdoor shower without getting gravel stuck in between your toes.


10. Round stepping stones carry you over a rocky path into the yard of this Tokyo home.


  1. Using stepping stones as ways to provide contrast to all of the flowers and grass sounds interesting. This definitely could help us create a varied look all around our property, one that won’t leave us bored with it after a few years. I’ll get a landscape expert to help us out with this immediately so we can use stepping stones properly.

  2. It got me when you talked about stepping stones and how they come in various styles and can be positioned depending on our preferences. I would like to achieve a walkway with rounded stones and small rocks scattered around it. It has been one of the things I have been fascinated with since I was a teen ever since I saw one in a magazine.

  3. Great tip about laying large stepping stones on a slope. My wife wants to improve our layout. We’ll have to hire a landscaper to help with the implementation.

  4. I like that you talked about having large stones we can step on to keep gravel from getting stuck in our toes. I would love that for the walkway I wanted to get going to the garden, so we will not step on the soil as well. Now, I just need to find a professional landscape design company to hire this weekend to start with the project as soon as possible.

  5. I appreciated you pointing out that different sizes of stone slabs can make a geometric pathway. My friend told me that their landscape needs to be improved. I should advise her to look for a landscape design service with vast experience in the field.

  6. These 10 landscaping ideas are great! We recently did this for our home we added the circle’s pathways and something so simple really made a difference!

  7. In any case, if you’re looking for some great landscaping ideas for including stepping stones in a garden, check out this blog post. The author offers original and useful advice on how to improve the aesthetics and use of a garden through the strategic placement of stepping stones. The accompanying pictures are eye-catching and can motivate you to try new things in your garden. The post’s advice on how to make a beautiful and practical garden pathway, down to the type of stepping stones to use and where to put them, is really helpful.

  8. The article’s inventive landscaping suggestions are fantastic. The addition of stepping stones to a landscape can be both functional and decorative. Inspiring and elegant, the article’s various design suggestions offer a great approach to improve a garden’s aesthetic appeal. The helpful advice on how to select the best stepping stones and set them up correctly is also much appreciated. Putting some of these techniques to use in my own garden right away!

  9. It’s interesting to read what other people thought about Landscaping Ideas For Using Stepping Stones in Your Garden and how it relates to them or their clients, as their perspective could possibly help you in the future.

  10. Great article! I think this is some of the best ideas so far. We tried 4 of them to our home and it has turned out very nice!

  11. The “10 Landscaping Ideas for Using Stepping Stones in Your Garden” blog post by Livin Spaces is a great resource for anyone looking to add some charm and functionality to their garden. The post provides a variety of creative and unique ideas for incorporating stepping stones into garden design.

    I particularly appreciate the detailed explanations and accompanying visuals for each idea, which makes it easy to visualize how each idea would look in a real-life garden setting. The ideas range from simple and elegant to more complex and whimsical, ensuring that there is something for every style and taste.

    The post also provides helpful tips on choosing the right type of stepping stone, as well as how to properly install them in the garden. This is especially useful for those who may be new to gardening or landscaping and are looking for guidance on how to get started.

    Overall, Livin Spaces has done an excellent job of providing inspiration and practical advice for using stepping stones in garden design. It’s a great resource for anyone looking to add some character and personality to their outdoor space, and I highly recommend it to fellow garden enthusiasts.

  12. I found it interesting when you said that different pebble elements could be achieved by having other ideas. My aunt mentioned last night that she was hoping to find decorative pebbles and rocks for their garden development project. She asked if I had thoughts on the best pebble design approach. I appreciate this informative decorative pebble information article, I’ll tell her she can try to buy from a well-known decorative pebble supplier in town as they can provide details about their rocks.

  13. Hey, this article does a great job of showcasing the many ways that stepping stones can be used to create beautiful and functional pathways in the garden. I really liked that you included variety of examples, from simple square and rectangular stones to more elaborate designs using round or curved stones.

    I would like to add a few other things to keep in mind when using stepping stones in your garden:

    Size and spacing: The size and spacing of your stepping stones will depend on the size of your garden and the purpose of the pathway. For example, if you are creating a pathway that will be used by people with mobility issues, you will want to use larger stones that are spaced close together.

    Materials: Stepping stones can be made from a variety of materials, including stone, concrete, brick, and wood. The material you choose will depend on your personal preferences and the style of your garden.

    Color: The color of your stepping stones can also help to create a certain mood or atmosphere in your garden. For example, if you want to create a peaceful and serene space, you might choose light-colored stones.

    Placement: The placement of your stepping stones is also important. You want to make sure that they are placed in a way that is both safe and visually appealing.

    I hope this additional information is helpful. Thank you for this article.

  14. Embracing stepping stones in landscaping adds charm and functionality. From natural slabs for an organic vibe to circular stones creating playful paths, these ideas inject creativity into outdoor spaces while maintaining a green touch.

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