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Natural stepping stones offer a charming and functional element to any landscape design. These versatile features not only provide pathways through your garden but also add texture, visual interest, and a sense of natural beauty to outdoor spaces. Here are some innovative ways to incorporate natural stepping stones into your landscape design

1. Create a Meandering Pathway

Use natural stepping stones to create a meandering pathway through your garden or yard. This allows visitors to wander and explore different areas of your outdoor space while enjoying the surrounding scenery. Place stepping stones strategically to guide the path and create a sense of discovery as people navigate through your garden.

2. Design a Stepping Stone Bridge

For gardens with small streams, ponds or dry creek beds, consider incorporating a stepping stone bridge. Use large, flat stepping stones to create a sturdy and functional bridge that allows people to cross over water features while adding a whimsical and rustic touch to the landscape. Surround the bridge with lush vegetation for a picturesque setting.

3. Accentuate Garden Beds

Use natural stepping stones to border or accentuate garden beds and flower borders. Place stones strategically along the edges of planting areas to define boundaries, prevent soil erosion, and create visual interest. You can also use stepping stones as platforms for potted plants or garden ornaments, adding height and dimension to your landscape design.

4. Design a Stepping Stone Patio

Create a unique outdoor living space by designing a patio or seating area using natural stepping stones. Arrange the stones in a circular or rectangular pattern to form the foundation of the patio, then fill the gaps with gravel or ground cover for stability and drainage. Add outdoor furniture, such as benches or chairs, to create a cozy and inviting gathering spot for relaxing or entertaining.

5. Construct a Stepping Stone Staircase

Incorporate natural stepping stones into sloped or uneven terrain to create a functional and visually appealing staircase. Arrange the stones in a staircase-like configuration, alternating the placement of each stone to create a stable and secure footing. This allows for easy navigation up or down steep inclines while adding an organic and rustic element to the landscape.

6. Build a Stepping Stone Path Over a Water Feature

For gardens with small ponds, streams or water features, consider building a stepping stone path that traverses over the water. Use large, flat stones to create a series of steps or platforms that allow people to walk across the water while enjoying the tranquil sounds and sights of the aquatic environment. Surround the path with lush vegetation to create a naturalistic and immersive experience.

7. Incorporate Natural Elements

Enhance the beauty of natural stepping stones by incorporating other natural elements into your landscape design. Surround the stones with native plants, shrubs and flowers to create a harmonious and cohesive look that blends seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Consider adding decorative elements such as driftwood, rocks or moss to further enhance the naturalistic aesthetic.

Natural stepping stones offer endless possibilities for enhancing your landscape design. Whether used to create pathways, bridges, patios or garden accents, these versatile features add beauty, functionality and a sense of natural charm to outdoor spaces. By incorporating natural stepping stones into your landscape design, you can create a visually stunning and inviting environment that enhances the overall enjoyment of your outdoor living space. To check out our wide selection of stepping stones in various shapes, sizes, and colors, visit us at Green Landscape Supply. Stop by our location in Buford or Peachtree Corners, GA, to view our stepping stones and other natural stone products.

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4548 Thompson Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30518

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Based on 42 reviews

  • Jon B.

    Wanted to add top dressing to my lawn and stopped by to get some basic facts before starting. The team was so helpful to answer my many questions and made me feel comfortable to move forward with project. Stopped by a few weeks later with a u-haul and was all loaded up and ready to go within 15 minutes. Very helpful and inviting team. I might have them deliver next time, seems it's much easier and it can be dropped off on my driveway in those huge plastic bags - wife likes that Idea, and keeps me from unloading the truck on my own

  • D. F. C.

    We undertook a major landscaping project spanning 2018-2019. It includes stabilizing a foundation wall, construction of retaining walls, redirecting drainage, raised flowerbeds, and completely redoing the lawn. It requires multiple truckloads of stone, sand, fill dirt and topsoil. We saved a few dollars, but more importantly, the quality of the products ordered were unequaled. It was the best experience in getting exactly what and how much we needed that we had in the 30Y we've been here.

  • Ben J.

    Holy Cow! Super fast and friendly service having some gravel delivered. Person taking order on phone and driver very friendly. Feel I got a very fair price on material as well. Will be back.

  • Joshua J.

    When every other landscaping nursery was out of sod these guys had it. Felt very much like a family business. Not a lot frills here, but none are needed for a landscaping business. For my next project I might just have to drive past the other 3 nurseries to get here.

  • Tessa H.

    The only place I will go from now on! John was very kind and so helpful! Even though my job was really small, I was treated with so much respect and personal care that I will not being going anywhere else for my landscape needs in the future. They have a massive selection and their customer service is outstanding.

  • Will M.

    Great service. Our yard looks spectacular. The neighbors are always asking where we get such high quality mulch. If you want a great quality mulch to enhance your yard be sure to visit for an excellent experience! Thanks Green Brothers!