How to Make a Decorative Garden Path

Learn how to make a fun, leaf-inspired garden path with this step-by-step guide.

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7. Dig a Spot for the Stone

Use a trowel to mark around each shape. Remove the first stone and dig out the grass and soil to the depth of the stone plus an extra 1 in (2.5 cm).

Dig Out GrassEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

8. Position the Stone and Level It

Place a 1-inch (2.5 cm) layer of sand into each hole. Make sure it's smooth before placing the stone on top. Repeat for all your stones, checking that they're even and filling gaps around the edge with soil. To level the stones, add or remove sand underneath.

Layer Sand Under Stepping StoneEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

9. Allow the Stones to Settle

Give the stones some time. Allow them to settle for a few days before walking on them.

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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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