Step 1

Prepare the Area

First, prepare your area by digging up about 4 inches of soil in the area you wish to place your flagstones. Rake the area smooth and remove any debris underneath. You may want to line your pathway with edging to give you a clear idea what the path will look like.

Step 2

small layer of gravel will help with weed control

Photo By: Lucie Rowe

Lucie Rowe

Add the Gravel and Sand

Next, lay a small layer of gravel to prevent any weeds from inching upward. Then pour a 2-inch layer of sand and rake it smooth. Lightly mist the sand with water and flatten using a compacter.

Step 3

position each piece of flagstone and level

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Lucie Rowe

Lay the Flagstones

Next, create your flagstone pathway. Lay each stone piece, and work it carefully into position ensuring that each piece is level. Our stones were set four to five inches apart.

Step 4

mulch is used to fill in gaps of flagstone pathway

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Lucie Rowe

Fill In the Gaps Between Flagstones

The gaps between the stones can be filled with many materials including sand, gravel, pebbles or mulch. We used mulch to fill the gaps in our walkway. Use a broom to sweep excess mulch or other filler material off of stones.