Design garden paths with paving stones and mosaic stones yourself

Garden paths can be beautifully landscaped with the right tools. Using walkway slabs and tesserae will give you a custom designed and unique garden or pathway on your property. Read here how it works.

Design garden paths with your own ideas

The design of a garden path with mosaic stones is a relatively simple means to make garden areas accessible to protect lawns or flowerbeds and make the garden at the same time beautiful. With straight or curved garden paths you give the garden a personal touch. This works even better if you use homemade mosaic tiles instead of conventional sidewalk tiles. Among other things, you need the following items:

  • Casting molds for the manufacture of paving slabs
  • Oil for painting the molds (for easier removal of the finished stepping stone)
  • Concrete for making the stone mass
  • small tesserae or pebbles of the desired size, shape and color

Creating the shape for the pebbles or mosaic stones

You can either take ready-made mosaic stones (round or square, according to taste) or pebbles, which you incorporate into the plates. The molds for the later paving slabs should be oiled well, so that the slabs can be better detached from them. Now the concrete is produced according to the packing instructions and then distributed in the mold. Leave enough space for the pebbles or mosaic stones to fit into the mold and smooth the surface with a shovel or trowel. When the concrete has dried for a while (not completely dry), add another thin layer of cement and smooth it as well.

Laying pebbles or mosaic stones

The substructure is ready so far, now you can lay out the pebbles or mosaic stones as it suits your taste. To do this, push the stones lightly into the concrete in the mold. Make sure that the stones all protrude evenly from the concrete. If necessary, you can also use a wooden board to bring all the stones to the same height. Now you can still pour the mosaic with the liquid mortar and set up to dry. After a few days, you can then take the pavement slab out of shape and let it dry well on the back. You can clean the stones sunk in the paving slab with a damp sponge.

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