Some examples of cheap landscaping stones include stepping-stones, concrete patio blocks and flagstones, notes FamilyHandyMan.com. Plain cement pavers are another inexpensive solution for an inexpensive patio design.
Decomposed granite is a relatively inexpensive solution for patio landscaping that is also easy to maintain. Different types of gravel, such as pea gravel and crushed granite gravel, are also suitable choices for patio designing on a budget. Most types of gravel are available in bulk, which is cheaper than buying by the bag. Another inexpensive type of landscaping stones is river rock, but the downside of this material is that it may be difficult to setup because of its weight.