The Driveway and Sidewalks

Craft explained to us that the stones are in the concrete to start with -- you just can't see them when the concrete is being smoothed. After the concrete is smoothed, a mixture of sugar and water is sprayed on top of the concrete. This keeps the very top layer of the concrete from setting up.
Because our house is 200' off the street, we were concerned about having enough parking up close to the house. We considered having a pull-in parking area for a couple of cars to the side of the driveway, but we finally decided to have a circular drive come around some trees and in front of the front porch.