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Decorative pebbles in the garden - paths and small forms to decorate your site

Decorative pebbles in the garden - paths and small forms to decorate your site

Pebbles - rounded polished smooth seapebbles, is today a very popular material for garden decoration. It looks attractive and aesthetically pleasing, and as a material for a garden path or patio, and as a decoration or a base material for the fence. Some owners of private houses paving pebbles entire courtyards, creating a strong, durable, beautiful finish. Choosing stones by color, shape, size, skilfully combining them, you can create amazing patterns. What can be built of pebbles in your garden? Let us consider a few simple examples.


Example # 1 - a decorative pyramid

Pyramid is very easy, such a structure can be placed in a flowerpot, flower pot, make a few pieces for the flower beds.

You will need the pebbles, the size of whichgradually decreases, such as child rings in the pyramid, as well as glue. The largest flat stone, which will be the base of the pyramid, sticks stone smaller glue must dry out, then you can proceed to the next stone, etc.


For the base taken a flat stone, he digged in the earth, to be stable pyramid. The upper stones can be sharp, irregular shape

Pyramid-Ground base in a pot or in the ground on a bed, it looks very original.

Pyramid of pebbles

Pyramid of pebbles - the original garden decor that will attract attention. It looks such a structure in the green plant is very peculiar and organically

Example # 2 - flower pot, decorated with pebbles

In order to "sheathe" pebbles flowerpot, convenient to use grout. Pick up pebbles is approximately the same size and have to be an edge. Small stones can be fixed and the base. cement interlayer can be dyed or painted in any one or several colors pebble itself - there's at your discretion. As the base, stand for pot, fit a large flat boulder, so if you find it. The plants in these pots look attractive and natural.

Flower pot made of pebbles

To create this pot used pebblesdifferent colors, rather large. To oblitsevat small pot, pick up small stones (flat or gabled). Several of these pots with green plants help to create a wonderful composition

Example # 3 - "pebble" mats

Spread the track of sea stones - businessrather complicated, but to make them mat - simple, and it looks great. You will need flat pebbles of about the same size, glue, carpet (preferably thin), a knife.

Location of stones on the mat

First you need to place stones on the carpet without glue, to create a flat surface, then you can start gluing each individual pebble

Choose from the collection of the same stonesthickness, to step on the mat it was convenient. Then you need to cut out a piece of carpet desired size (you can use old carpet, track). Located on the tissue stones, spreading them so that the coating was smooth and harmonious. For bonding using a silicone adhesive. The adhesive is applied on each stone, and then the stone is placed in the place reserved for him.

Create a mat stones

The necessary components to create a rug: carpet, glue, a knife and a flat pebbles. This mat can be used in the garden, and at the entrance to the house, and in the interior. You can do the same way and stands for the service garden

When the glue is dry, mat ready. It can be put at the entrance to the arbor, a bench. If you want to place it in the yard, you can use a rubber mat as a base, and glue on the rubber. This gravel pad will not be afraid of water. Demonstrating imagination, you can create a true masterpiece, using paint, stones of different colors, laying patterns.

Ready carpet of pebbles

used to create this mat pebblessame size, a wide variety of natural shades. You can try to put a simple geometric pattern, using a pebble or a fine, it can be colored - a double pleasure to work with sea stones, because You can create anything like

Example # 4 - a basket of sea stones

To create a decorative pebble baskets youneed the following tools: two small plastic pot of the same size, scissors, a sheet of plywood (thickness 10 mm), pencil, jig saw, a transparent film, a hammer, a few nails, cold-resistant and moisture resistant cementitious adhesive, small flat pebbles (about 200 pieces, length - 3 -4 cm), pliers, putty knife, brush, wire mesh.

So, we start to work. First cut away from the top of the rim of one of the pots (2.5 cm width). Compress the rim so as to obtain an oval, applying it to a piece of plywood, draw out circuit. The resulting figure Scrollsaw on plywood jigsaw. The rim is worn on the veneer oval nails attached thereto at the edges of the plywood. This is a template for creating the base of the basket.

The base film is laid out, the edges should beact on the sides. The form is filled with grout layer 10-12 mm thick. Wire Grid fit the mold size, it is pressed into the cement. Basket is garden decor, you'll want to put in it some flowers, so that the basis necessary to make holes for drainage.

On the flat side of the stones applied cementadhesive and they are glued to the base. When you will paste all the stones to the base, let it sit overnight to harden. After drying the plastic bezel must be removed and separated from the base of the finished plywood. Turn it off, remove the tape.

how to make a basket

The picture reflects the first 4 stages: creating a template for the bottom, fill it with cement, using the mesh and tape, and proceed to the laying of stones

Now for "masonry walls" baskets. Apply the adhesive on the stones and lay the first row along the edge of the base. Similarly, laid out and the rest of the series, only with great coverage, otherwise the basket wall are not inclined and straight.

After laying do five rows, letthe glue to dry for half an hour, it is possible to be sure to prop the dubious places mug. Excess cement should be brushed off before hardening. For removal, you can use a narrow spatula for modeling tools, and stone surface clean with a brush.

How to make a basket - stages 5-8

The base is ready now proceed to the creation of a "masonry" for uploading the last row can be used round stones, as in this case, or to pick up spiky

Then he laid out for 2-3 series pebbles,the last row, in order to give the product originality, can be put round stones. After laying leave the basket to harden for a few hours.

Now you need to make a handle. Cut a circle from another plastic pot and skipping his products center, the handle should protrude above the upper edge of the basket. The handle is laid flat stones edge solution to create pens take longer. Stones lay out simultaneously on both sides, the latter must be in the middle. Dried solution, remove it surplus. A few hours later, when the solution becomes solid, gently remove the plastic bezel, clean the bottom of the handle.

Basket of pebbles

Basket of pebbles would look great on the terrace at the entrance to the pavilion, in any other corner of the garden. If the pots and vases is no surprise, this small form will inevitably attract the attention of

Please note that it is better not to take the handle of the basket - in any case, this part of the product will be the most fragile.

Example # 5 - path of pebbles

Beachy track can be of two types: with a free loose and fixed with stones.

Track with free bulk

The first option is much easier to do, but it looksit is not so impressive. To create it you will need pegs, plastic guides for the tracks, rake, shovel, used in landscape design, fabric, pins, pebbles, gravel.

Thus, we begin. On the prepared area mark up the boundaries of the track (you can use a hose, pegs), the width is convenient to do no more than 80-100 cm. Along the perimeter of the track is removed turf on the sides need to dig a trench depth of about 15 cm. They should set stops Square next track. If the track will have gyrus, use additional corners - they will retain the integrity of the structure. The cheapest stopper - made of plastic, but you can use a forged, concrete, wood, which looks much more attractive. After installing curbs, bury the trench and strengthened it. level surface on both sides of the fence should be below 3 cm.

The recess is placed a special fabric. Corners can be fixed stop, in this case, fixing the curb is done after placing the fabric or pressed flat stones. The fabric will protect the track from weeds. A base path is filled with a mixture of gravel and small pebbles, spread with a rake or shovel. If you want to add in some places the stones, do it. Pour the path of the hose - gravel will be cleaner, and a little mound settle and level off.

Track with free bulk

Create a similar track is quite simple, and if it is to decorate any of the methods described, the garden will look modern and attractive

The track is ready. To make it looked more attractive at the edges you can install solar lights, plant flowers, make a lawn - at your discretion. Caring for a simple path - from time to time need to remove weeds and debris.

Track fixed with stones

On the path of pebbles with clearly fixedstones can create a variety of patterns, ornaments, pictures, use a variety of colors, bright colors. Pebbles is now becoming increasingly popular material - it is used in landscape design, and interior design. Material that can be bought, and if it is possible - to bring to the seaside.

An example of a combination of stones

An example of a combination of stones: the successful combination of blue and brown colors. Figure "wave", the current of the stream, built with stones laid out edge. Harmony creates flowers and lilac shades, matching well with the color of the stone

Mosaic made of pebbles

Of course, such beauty - the work of a true master, but the tiles can try to create you. For starters, you can work out, laying out the pattern on the drawing in the sand

To begin, decide what you would like to patternssee in their path, the article give a few examples, but an even greater choice today offers online. Sort the stones by size, color, think about whether you are going to use the paint.

The basis of the track - 15 cm deep pit, dugperimeter. Pebbles can be located and level with the ground, and a little higher. The bottom of the pit is filled with sand and stone powder (approximately 2 cm). Then the sand is laid out wet concrete mixture (5 cm layer). Wet concrete, if it is rather dry.

Now we are working with pebbles. In the absence of experience, practice spread stones in the sand. When you create a pattern in the form of the circle center and the edge of the mark on a track, start to spread from the center. Stones can both fit tightly to each other and laid out at a distance. In the center of the circle must touch tightly pebbles. When you create a circle of stones arranged edge. The surface is leveled using a level gravel compacted with a rubber mallet. One third of the height of the stone should be in the concrete layer. Border can do or not do, but if you do, the track will be stronger.

Track sandstone and pebble

Spread track - troublesome and time-consuming. You can use a separate element of pebbles, a kind of inclusion - as in this case, a track from a wild stone

The finished path or paved area should bepour water, cover film and leave overnight. The next day, the gap between the concrete fall asleep stones - not more than 3.2. The dried concrete moisturize again, clear the brush right places.

Combinations of pebbles and rough stone

Amazing things can be created by combining sandstone and pebbles. By using such paints track looks fantastic

After that, the track is covered with a tarpaulin again,Now it is necessary to leave the covert for a few days. Generally, in order to blend well grasped, it is advisable not to walk on the new track a couple of weeks. If somewhere on the rocks was cement, clean them with a damp sponge.

The track with the effect of a dry creek

The track with the effect of a dry creek - all pebbles lined edge, putting some different angles creates the impression of movement of water, if it does not track a real stream or a small river flowing through the garden

If you have turned out well, you cantry a more complex patterns on another location or track. Having pebble track with patterns, you will see how beautiful it is and how to transform your garden.

walking is not only pleasant In this track, but alsohelpful. If you walk on it barefoot, it will perform the massage function. Stones massage all active points of the foot, so that such a man-made beauty will make you healthier.

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