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How to make a pebble mosaic path

You will need

  • 2-3cm diameter pebbles
  • Slate chippings
  • A bag of ready-mixed cement
  • 26 litre tub trug
  • Pieces of steel mesh large enough to fit base of tub trug
Do it: April - October
Takes just: 1 weekend


Pebble mosaic makes the perfect surface for stepping stones to create an informal path in areas of lawn or gravel and is not only decorative but also extremely durable, and protects grass from wear and tear. Rounded tactile pebbles and slate in earthy shades produce natural-looking effects and appealing textures that will add interest to any stretch of lawn.

How to do it

1Mix the cement according to the instructions. Put a smooth layer of the mix over the bottom of the trug.

2Place a piece of mesh on top of the cement then add another layer of the mixture.

3Press the pebbles into the cement to form a pattern.

4Leave the cement to set overnight before removing the stepping stone.

5Put the stepping stone into position, and cut into the lawn around it with an old kitchen knife.

6Remove the circle of lawn and press the stepping stone into place.

Adam's tip

Use stepping stones in well-trodden areas of grass to keep the lawn looking at its best.

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lucyvanpelt 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Sorry, forgot to rate - can you tell I'm new here? ;O)

Nadiajr3 24/11/2011 at 15:27

They look fab... hopefully will save me trapsing around trying to find the right stepping stones!!

kaycurtis 24/11/2011 at 15:27

It's a lovely idea, but only as a thing of beauty ,I think I would probably break my ankle if I stepped onto this uneven service, also would look nice embedded into a wall.

helennarey 24/11/2011 at 15:27


lucyvanpelt 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Love this project - I have hundreds of tiny glass pebbles left over from another garden project, now I can finally put them to good use! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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