Next I used some weed killer to get rid of any stray weeds that did grow along there. Normally I am not a big chemical user in the yard but I didn't want to have to worry about weeds anymore in this spot. Next I bought some edging and some weed fabric at Big Lots. I ended up having to buy two rolls of both the edging and the fabric. I ended up using very little of the second rolls of each so perhaps I will be able to make use of it in a future project. My hubby picked up some yard staples and some tacks used to hold the fabric in place for me. Anyway, I used the edging to line the fence with so that my mulch would not leak out for under it. I laid and tacked down the weed fabric and then filled the space all in with mulch. Once that was done I had my kids help me move the stepping stones into place. Here is what it looks like now:
Total cost of the project was about $60! I consider that to be some what thrifty since yard projects always end up being so much money! It was totally worth the money spent since it looks so much better!