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Stepping Stones Create a Beautiful Backyard Oasis

February 11, 2020

A beautiful stone path can be the perfect complement to a paver patio. This simple hardscape project add-on is known for adding elegance to a house’s exterior. Very often, stepping stones are the finishing touch a homeowner doesn’t realize they couldn’t do without.

A Pretty yet Practical Walkway Solution

Stepping stones can provide a pretty yet practical walkway solution for residential homes. They create classy hard pathways without entirely covering large parts of a lawn.

Because they cover less greenery, many homeowners now use stepping stones as an alternative to creating fully paved pathways. Available in a wide variety of sizes, styles and colors, these types of pavers look good laid out just about anywhere around a home.

Preserving Plants

Another function of stepping-stones can be to protect your plants and gardens. Instead of people walking carelessly through the garden, with the chance of damaging the plants, the use of stepping stones can secure yourgardens.

Stepping Stones Add a Touch of Class

Although stepping stone are one of the most basic hardscape solutions, the effect they can have on a home is anything but.

Wherever they may be found, stone paths can add a touch of class simply not found in paved walkways. Placing just a few in the right spot can make your home feel more rustic or even conjure up images of a bygone era of castles and cottages.

Stepping stone pathways are a terrific addition to some paving projects, because they are:

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Durable
  • Colorful
  • Saves your lawn
  • Defines areas of your yard
  • Guides guests throughout your property

A Versatile Hardscape Design Element

Stepping stones are very versatile. They can be used to create many different types of paths that are commonly found in and around residential homes, including:

  • Steps to a front door
  • Patio pathways
  • Side-yard walkways
  • Garden pathways
  • Walkways to a pool

The stones, which usually have a non-slip surface work especially well on these types of high-traffic areas.

These attractive types of paths are often used to accentuate other parts of paving projects, like retaining walls, piers, coping and caps.

Nicolock Makes Superb Stepping Stones

For over 60 years, Nicolock has been trusted as a top manufacturer of paving stones. We use select materials in our manufacturing process that guarantee product consistency.

From our paver-shield™ technology to our advanced color blending techniques, Nicolock products help homeowners and contractors bring their visions to life. If you are planning a hardscape project for your home, let Nicolock help you find a contractor that is right for you.

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