Funny word, stoop. I actually Googled it, then wikipedia’ed it, and then Google Imaged it because description of architectural details is very confusing. Phew, no wonder I never get much done!
Anyway, like the rest of my house my stoop needs some love. It’s cracked and rough and showing about three different colors.
In an effort to cheer it up I planted some rose bushes near the steps last year. But they just looked scraggley (is that a word? I’ll look it up later). So we dug them up and reported them for the backyard.
Rather then try plants again there I decided to just put some rocks down. Mulch seemed sort of boring and I’ve always had an affinity for stones and geology. It’s all thanks to a middle school trip to a mine, where I found a rough amethyst. So pretty.
Anyway, I’ve gathered quite a few potato looking stones from my yard. These were too big for the gravel driveway, and I knew I’d have a home for them eventually. I also repurposed the empty mulch bags as a sort of landscaping fabric- hopefully it’ll keep weeds from sprouting up.
The sunrise river rock was a mixture of oranges and beige. I forgot to take a photo of the river rock, but it was white and pink and the smallest of the three.
I got the stones into the wheelbarrow and gave them a little shower.
All together this project cost $13 and an hour.
I love the variety of stone, the varied colors and textures are so interesting. Plus I usually pick up a rock or two from places o visit, and now I have somewhere useful to deposit my souvenir.
The petunias seem to enjoy their new friends!