We have a couple of stepping stone sets in the garden, one to get to the shed, one to get to the bird feeder and the other forms part of the woodland walk leading to the compost heap. They’re not all the same, we have concrete, stone and wooden stepping-stones.
In my time-tested opinion, stone or concrete stepping-stones are far superior to their wooden counter-parts and here’s why:
I’m sure this one is barely 3 years old and has a 5 or 10 year warranty with it (if only I could find the receipt). Another season of frost-shattering and this particular tree-round will be only good for chip wood.
Although wooden tree rounds are more suited to the garden, the slippery surface (if not cleaned) and short life-span makes it a high-maintenance and expensive option. Perhaps I was supposed to treat it before setting it down on the ground..? I’m clueless when it comes to DIY so it wouldn’t entirely surprise me.
The other wooden stepping-stones aren’t far behind. When the time comes to replace them, I could be adventurous and use large feet, rope coils or large cast pennies – but I probably wont be allowed to. Instead, it’s probably going to be concrete made-to-look-like-a tree round.