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A simple feature to design and create, stepping stones can look very attractive in a lawn. They help to prevent the wear and tear of heavily trafficked areas of ground, and they will also prevent your shoes from getting muddy in the winter.
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Do this by measuring the length of your stride, then lay them in place on the lawn, and double check the spacing. Once you are satisfied, cut around them using a sharp garden knife.
Use a spade to cut underneath the turf. Using a trowel, dig out some of the excess soil so that the hole is about 1 inch deeper than the depth of the paving slab.
Using a trowel, place a 1/2 inch layer of soft sand into the bottom of the hole, level it out, and then compact it. This helps to ensure that the area won't sink once the paving slabs have been placed in position.
Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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