Stepping Stone Paths And Bridges For Backyard

Stepping stones are also referred to as step-stone bridges and they represent a simple bridge made of stone arranged in a way that allows you to cross a pond or a garden’s water feature. The design resulted is very simple but also very beautiful and it’s why it can sometimes be adapted to gardens or back yards that don’t necessarily have a water feature.

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A symmetrical and straight stone pathway running the length of the garden

They may simply be crossing paths that lead from the entrance to the garden or somewhere else.In landscape and garden design, these step=stone bridges cross natural landscape which may include water features or dry landscape as well as symbolic water gardens.

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Stones of various shapes and sizes have been placed over gravel
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A step-stone bridge that mysteriously disappears into the nature
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Two parallel stone pathways over a beautiful green yard
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Stones with random shapes and sizes give the pathway a more natural look
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A very interesting and apparently random design with stone invading the pond
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An interesting variation of a stone pathway with stones featuring round shapes
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Modern landscapes usually feature clean lines with straight angles
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What starts as a series of three stone pathways with straight lines transforms into a curved bridge
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The square stones have been placed at an angle and became rhombuses
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A more intricate series of stone pathways in this large garden
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Most often, it’s the garden or the yard that dictate the shape of the stone and pathway

The stone act as footrest and allow you to cross the garden without damaging the grass or flowers. The stones may also be placed over sand or other types of surfaces so they don’t necessarily have to traverse a green garden. Adapt this type of design to your own back yard and obtain a beautiful décor.

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