Tips

A Guide To Stone Paving On Grass Surfaces

Many homeowners choose stone paving as the best way to steer visitors to your garden away from your luscious lawns and towards your designated entertaining areas. It is also preferable for winter, when you want to protect your shoes from the mud and slush that has become your lawn. Use the tips to discover the best way of laying out your stones:

  • Lie out your desired pathway by laying the stones directly onto the lawn and then test them out by walking across them. If you find yourself stretching to reach the next paver, move them closer together; if you find yourself almost tripping over your feet, move the pavers further apart.
  • Use a sharp knife to trace around your stone paving once you are happy with its lay out. Remove the paver and use a trowel to remove the grass you cut out underneath. Discard of the turf or use it to fill in blank spots in your lawn.
  • Compact the earth in the holes you have created (stomping works a treat), then pour in a bed of sand that is about an inch thick. Drop the stone into place and use a rubber mallet to gently tap it into the sand, thereby holding it in place.

When deciding how deep to bury stone paving in your lawn, keep in mind that you will want them to be noticeable but that you will need to mow over them without damaging your lawnmower. If your pavers do begin to sink over time, you can rectify their height by digging them out and adding more sand to the holes.