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This is how you lay your decorative stone

Using decorative stone in the garden is an incredibly affordable option to bring the surfaces to life. Whether you have a small flower bed or flower pot that is only to be decorated, or even an entire garage driveway that is to be covered, decorative stone gives a great effect and is relatively easy to lay.
We help you succeed in laying decorative stone and come here with small and simple tips!

1. Find a decorative stone that fits your project.

Decorative stone comes in a range of different colours, finishes and sizes and choosing the right one can sometimes feel a bit tricky. A basic rule is that smaller stones are more pleasant to walk on, while larger stones remain more decorative. Every garden can benefit from a little harmony, so choose a color and finish that blends in with the existing environment. For example, light stones can brighten up a dark surface, while dark stone can create a nice contrast. Let our environmental images on each product inspire you and feel free to visit our exhibitions for further inspiration!

Fiber cloth is rolled out to separate the masses.

2. Prepare and do a thorough sub-work

The surface must be smooth and free of weeds. A fiber cloth must be used as a foundation to separate your decorative stone from the excavated substrate so that these do not sink down or get mixed up in the long run. The fiber cloth also helps to keep away roots that come from below. Fiber cloth is available in a range of different sizes to suit all sizes of garden projects. For the establishment of flower beds, a black weed cloth should be used. This protects roots from UV rays and prevents existing weed seeds in the soil from developing and competing with the plant. Then place the decorative stone on top of your fiber cloth and lay a sufficiently thick bed for the purpose. A rule of thumb is to lay a 3-5cm thick bed for a decorative surface of smaller stones. If your decorative stone is of a coarser dimension, the bed needs to be increased so that the canvas does not shine through. If the surface is to be walked on, our recommendation is to order the smaller fractions as these provide a more comfortable bed and surface for the foot to walk around in. The thickness of the bed for a walking surface depends entirely on the size of stone you have chosen. But about 3-4cm on a stone that is in the 10-20 range is usually good. A bed that is too thick will be difficult to trample on, so test yourself and rake off the surface if you feel it is too thick

steel edge to the rebate

3. Frame the surfaces to avoid the stones trying to escape.

Framing your surfaces in the garden provides stability, clear frames and keeps the stones in place. Whether it is ground stone , tiles or decorative stone , the edges are an important factor for a successful installation. Curbstones come in a variety of sizes and shapes. For example, installing granite curbstones is a very popular solution and also provides a super-stylish setting for decorative stone in particular, as these different natural materials blend beautifully together. Stylish steel edge supports can also be a helping hand, these are available in both corten steel, untreated and aluzinc. Choosing curb stones is a fun process and should be done in the same way as the decorative stone is chosen, as the edge is what is installed first. And a fitted edge is always better than no edge at all, so choose stone according to your budget, likes and tastes.

Decorative stone with tumbled surface softens

4. Feel free to combine different sizes.

Decorative stone is available in a number of different fractions and can of course be freely combined throughout the garden. Combining the different sizes in the garden room can provide clarity and keep the common thread through the garden's different rooms and departments. A neat alternative could be, for example, to lay the smaller stones in walkways and on larger surfaces, while you lay larger fractions of the same type of stone where they should only be decorative, for example around flower beds and pots. In this way, you can create decorative islands in the middle of a decorative stone bed.

decorative stone house foundation

Beautiful white decorative stone brightens up the garden!

5. Wash off the decorative stone properly.

Wash off the decorative stone when it has been laid and see it from its best side already after the installation itself. When the stone is wet, the stone's color intensifies and a dark gray stone can almost be perceived as black, etc. So when laying around a fountain, garden pond, swimming pool or other damp place, choose a stone that looks beautiful both when it is dry and wet. Decorative stone in the garden provides a beautiful setting, gives a welcoming effect and brightens up the surfaces. Remember to rinse it with the water hose from time to time, so you always have the opportunity to see it from its best side.

It's fun with decorative stone and being able to change large surfaces with small means and a small effort is unique.

Good luck and don't hesitate to contact us during the journey!

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