Mud, mud glorious mud! But not if you lay Primeur’s recycled rubber stepping stones

As the evenings draw in and the countdown to Bonfire night gets under way, the nation’s thoughts turn to celebrating traditional autumn festivities. With many firework displays cancelled this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, gardens look set to be the focal point for family gatherings – but there’s no need to be spooked by a muddy mess in the run-up to Halloween.


Cooler temperatures and last month’s heavy rainfall have resulted in a common problem plaguing gardens across the UK – a sea of mud! From soggy lawns to saturated flower beds and vegetable plots, simple tasks such as accessing a shed or greenhouse, or doing a spot of weeding can leave footwear caked with dirt which is inevitably trodden into homes, spoiling carpets and flooring.


As always, Primeur, the company that transforms recycled rubber tyres into innovative and practical garden solutions, has the answer – recycled rubber stepping stones. Unlike their traditional stone rivals, these eco-friendly marvels are light to handle, virtually unbreakable, easy to lay and provide the ultimate non-slip solution for accessing all areas of gardens and allotments year-round. Not only does every stone help in the battle to prevent a mountain of rubber from ending up in landfill, but the material is resistant to mould and mildew and won’t fade, stain, rot or crack. Here, Primeur looks at five ways in which its Eco Garden Stepping Stone Collection can help autumnal activities such as Halloween and Bonfire Night to go with a swing – regardless of the soggy weather.


1 Transform your turf for winter

Lawns, especially turf laid on heavy or clay soils, can become boggy in autumn, with heavily trodden areas such as access routes to sheds and garages quickly resembling a sea of mud that’s more commonly associated with Glastonbury Festival!


Creating non-slip pathways ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night using Primeur’s Eco Garden Stepping Stone Collection is a breeze, with a host of eye-catching patterns available including Medallion, Cracked Log, Scroll, Railroad Tie, Leaves, River Rock and Natural designs.


Not only do these ingenious rubber stones provide a safe and practical access solution, but they will instantly enhance the appearance of gardens and create a much needed focal point as borders die back and colour fades away.


2 Put your best foot forward on gravel

Gravel gardens are a popular low-maintenance alternative to lawns and inject a calming Zen-like atmosphere of tranquillity to open spaces. The trouble is, gravel is attractive to cats, too! In fact, there are almost 11 million pet felines resident in the UK, commonly mistaking areas of gravel or shingle for giant litter trays. A run of Primeur’s Recycled Rubber Stepping Stones creates a safe passage through gravelled areas, ensuring that no one puts their foot in anything nasty – especially on those dark autumn evenings!



3 Enhance and access naturalistic planting

Visit any flower show and you’ll witness the trend for naturalistic planting – fewer expanses of lawn and larger areas devoted to informal planting schemes, often dominated by perennials, grasses and herbs.


Accessing deep borders can be tricky in colder months when soil is wet and sticky, so routing Recycled Rubber Stepping Stones through planted areas not only provides non-slip access and keeps footwear clean, but forms an attractive feature as perennials die back for winter.


4 Go grey for 2021

From interior décor to flooring, paving, kitchen units, doors, windows and exterior cladding, the unstoppable rise of grey is marching through our neighbourhoods. To meet demand for this fashionable tone, Primeur is bringing out its best-selling stepping stone, the Railroad Tie, in grey for 2021. The attractive railway sleeper design fuses style with practicality, extending interior hues to gardens throughout the seasons.



5 Get play areas ready for half term

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic means that kids will be spending a lot more time at home playing in gardens this autumn, and not just outdoors on Bonfire Night. Little feet can mean lots of muddy footprints, so why not line the route to garden play areas with recycled rubber stepping stones ahead of the half-term holidays? The stones are a safe, softer, grippier alternative for playgrounds, and work well in conjunction with bark chippings to minimise the risk of trips and slips – perfect for helping children to play safely in the garden by day and to enjoy autumnal family gatherings and fireworks after dark.

To find a local stockist of Eco Garden Stepping Stone Collection, call 01274 518800, visit the website at or email




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Notes to editors:

In 2019 Primeur celebrated the milestone of its 50th year in business – an achievement they are incredibly proud of. the company is honoured to work with many of the UK’s retail groups and independents creating bespoke ranges as well as expanding its own brand offer. Just over 50,000 sq. ft of warehousing at its head office in Bingley, West Yorkshire ensures Primeur’s customers have 100% availability and can react to increases in demand quickly. Innovation and product development have been key to the business’ success and remains at the heart of what the Primeur team do today.