Easiest way to put in a flagstone pathway?

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  1. ashcats03

    ashcats03 New Seed

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    Hello all,
    I am getting ready to start putting in flagstone pathways that will be part of a cottage garden. Any helpful hints on the best/easiest way to do this? My plan right now is to dig down and put layers of gravel and sand beneath the stone. Any help is appreciated :-D


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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I've PM'd you about this. :stew2:
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    Can you come to my house when you're finished??? :D
    I want to do this too. I'm thinking if I don't put down some kind of a walkway to my garden shed I'll just wear the grass down to the dirt :D
     
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    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    I put in a flagstone walkway in Arizona. I just set the flagstone down where I wanted it, drew the shape around it, moved the flagstone and dug just enough to fit the flagstone in the space. But, most people do put a layer of sand under the flagstone. I guess it depends on what your soil is to begin with. Ours was a little rocky, a little sand and some more rocks. Just don't set it too deep or when it rains the sand and rock will wash over it. dooley
     
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    If you lay out the stones and leave then for a while it will kill the grass underneath make it easier to rip up. The nis coloured grass will tell you exactly where to dig.
     

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