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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:57 am    Post subject: Laying stepping stones Reply with quote

We have a newly prepped lawn area and Re just about to sow grass seed but want stepping stones level with the ground. Hubby says left grass grow and then when mature dig out spaces for slabs. I think lay slabs now to prevent new grass being trampled. If we go the latter, how do we do it? Photo of idea attached. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi no photos shown. jack
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Six of one, half a dozen of another, really.

If you do it now (might be easier) dig a trench, the depth of the slab, the whole way for your route and then backfill in between the slabs.

On further thought, I'd insert the slabs now.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: hi Reply with quote

hi .I go along with ks. you could keep a bigger gap between the slabs, make sure the slabs are level with the lawn for the lawnmower. Question jack
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bury them now on 40 to 50 mm of sand. Easier in the long run.
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