If there is an opportunity to find, buy such flat cobblestones – nothing else is needed for the stairs in the garden! Natural, very beautiful material that will last as long as possible and will age beautifully.
Natural stone will perfectly fit into any landscape design and the area with a slope will sparkle with new colors. The main thing is that the stones are really flat, easy to walk. Granite and marble for garden stairs are expensive, but sandstone and limestone are short-lived. You can choose syenite, labradorite, gabbro, quartz, slate slabs. Or regular boulders of a suitable shape from a quarry closest to you.
One of the simplest and most affordable ways to build a garden staircase is to use a wooden beam for the frame, and to fill the steps with gravel, rubble, you can use pebbles. There are many varieties of such soil stairs – from the simplest to the more solid and complex. They are easy to repair, last a long time, and the tree, if desired, can always be replaced with stone supports for gravel. Or concrete formwork.
Tiling the stairs in the garden is a great idea. You should choose tiles specifically for outdoor use, not smooth, like for flooring on a terrace, for example.
Usually, such ladders are made of halves of a log for the porch. But if the slope on the site is noticeable, why not connect the levels with such a staircase that looks soundly and beautifully, but serves for a long time.
As another option for a wooden staircase for a steep slope. Simple yet convenient. These staircases work well with boardwalks, where you can equip a recreation area..
A staircase made of monolithic concrete in a garden is a serious structure that can be decorated with pebbles, tiles, stones. Or leave it as it is, if you like the deliberate brutality of concrete.
Brick steps look more attractive than concrete ones. Brick is also a durable material, and you can save money on the steps by buying a used material.
The gentle, barely noticeable steps practically merge with the lawn, which became their “finishing material”, not counting the stones. Such an unusual staircase smoothly and logically flows into a steeper rise that separates the levels of the site. Or the steps are simply suddenly, unexpectedly highlighted on the lawn, in a small cascade, facilitating the ascent to a modern cottage and decorating the site.
Whatever material you choose for your staircase in the garden, try to make it as comfortable as possible, as flat as possible, do not forget about lighting nearby.