If your grass is being constantly trod on, or your plants are in danger of being destroyed by foot traffic, why not install a stepping stone pathway? This simple D.I.Y. project is a great addition to any garden, giving guests a clear way to either access your home from the street, or access your backyard from the house. Best of all, it’s durable, requires little maintenance and can be arranged to suit your specific space, resulting in a completely unique design.
First, you will need a solid foundation: make sure the area around your pathway is level and clear before starting this project, with no weeds or debris to obstruct your design. You may also want to check the weather forecast – rain or an excessively wet space may cause issues when waiting for the mortar mix to dry.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.