5 creative uses for honed bluestone pavers in your garden

5 creative uses for honed bluestone pavers in your garden

Stone pavers are one of the most durable building and design materials gifted by nature. In the garden, they make wonderful and subtle additions, effortlessly blending into the environment while providing aesthetic and practical enjoyment. Whether you’re using bluestone pavers or any other type of paver, we look at how to make use of pavers to bring beauty to your garden.

1. Stepping Stones Pathway

While full paver pathways are a very popular way to use pavers, a stepping stone pathway is a creative way of make use of stone pavers and add to a natural, almost accidental look.

How to Get Started

  • Choose the right stone to match your house, garden colours or design, and any outdoor features you may have.
  • Set down the pavers at in a random, stepping stone pattern. Test that they’re not too far or close together by stepping lightly over them.
  • Once you’re happy with the layout, start digging. Be sure to lay a foundation of gravel or sand before you lay down the pavers.
  • Allow grass or moss to grow naturally around the pavers for a natural look.

2. Stepping Stones in the Pond

If you have a large water feature such as a pond, laying down some stepping stones can augment the look of your pond as well as compliment any water plants you may have. Best of all, stepping stones in a pond are very easy to set up.

How to Get Started

  • Choose a paver stone that has been sealed or is water resistant, such as quartziteor sandstone.
  • Dry stack the pavers to the desired height. if you’re dry stacking, make sure that visitors and family members know that the stepping stones should not be stepped on.

3. Stone Archways

Stone archways can be beautiful additions to your garden. Install at the beginning or end of a walkway, or both. Use pavers or stone cladding to build an archway, and be sure to incorporate trees and other shrubs or plants to complement the archway. The magical look of stone pavers will bring a timeless, rustic quality to your archway and your garden.

How to Get Started

  • Set out a design on paper and measure how much cladding or how many pavers you’ll need.
  • Use cement or other appropriate adhesive to set up your paver or cladding archway.
  • Add trees, climbing plants, and other shrubs around the archway.

4. Pot Holders for Patio Gardens

If you have a patio garden, or if you have potted plants on your deck or balcony garden, pavers can be used to create pot holders. Stone pavers can keep your garden looking tidy and neat while reinforcing a natural look to the place. Make rectangular, circular, and other shaped pot holders for your garden.

Getting Started

  • Estimate the size of your pot holders. Create some designs and dimensions on papers.
  • Have pavers cut to the right shape and size for putting together your pots.
  • Remember to include drainage hots at the bottom of your pot holders.

5. Climbing Wall

Building a climbing wall along your fence for plants is another excellent way of making use of pavers. The natural colours and textures will harmonise with absolutely any garden, whether you have a traditional Australian garden with native plants, or a richly coloured European or Asian themed garden.

How to Get Started

  • Stack your stone wall, ensuring that you use an appropriate adhesive and create ridges for climbing.
  • Plant some climbing plants at the bottom of the wall.