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.


  1. you have written a book? i would love to know about what and how to get it. as you seem absolutely amazing. as for the slab stairs they have an alluring way of briging us to a world of fantasy.


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