For a fast courtyard makeover, you can’t go past pebbles and pavers. We covered pavers with synthetic turf to make stepping stones with a twist.
Mark the paver centres 500mm apart and spread a bed of mortar for each one. Tap the pavers down with a rubber mallet and check for level.
Let the mortar cure for 24 hours, then spread pebbles with a rake to finish 10mm below the pavers.
Position a square of synthetic turf grass-side down on a flat surface and centre a paver on the back. Apply an exterior multipurpose adhesive to the turf backing, then position the paver, pressing down firmly to secure.
Allow the adhesive to dry, then use a utility knife to cut the turf to the same size as the paver. Lay the pavers to make a path, bedding them in a mortar mix, and fill the gaps in between with pebbles.