Stone Slab Steps
In my book, The Spirit of Stone, I have a chapter on stone steps. They add such character and durability to a garden. You can use stone slabs to create a series of steps as shown here.
Go to the local stone yard and see what they offer. Stone slabs are not inexpensive but two or three can add such a wonderful accent to your backyard haven.
You can add gravel behind them, as I did here. The gravel absorbs water and is a good way to intercept stormwater that flows down a hill... I used stone to border the steps and planted hay scented ferns for a feathery effect next to the hard stone.
These slab steps that we installed here are wide and inviting. Leading up to a pool gate. The boxwood border is in place of a cheek wall or stones.
For more stone step ideas and photos check out The Spirit of Stone.