by Dave Logan
Flagstone is a beautiful stone and comes in a wide range of colors, sizes and shapes. You also have many ways in which to implement the stone, depending on your tastes and how much work you want to put into it (or how much you want to spend to have it done for you). A flagstone walkway not only serves a practical purpose, but also adds significant beauty to just about any landscape design. The following are a couple methods to consider when planning a flagstone walkway for your home.
One method is to cut and lay your flagstone so all the stones are spread apart from each other. This makes the walkway look more like a pathway of stepping stones and is the recommended method around gardens and unique landscape features. We love this method because it allows you to grow flowers, grasses, and plants between the individual flagstone pieces, making your design limited only by your imagination!
If it’s more practical or desirable, you can lay the flagsones so they appear as one long slab with no spaces (or very minimal space) between the pieces. This design is most effective as a sidewalk around the perimeter of your home (from front to back yard, for example), or from your home to the street.
Take a little time to figure out how much you want to spend and what exact look you’re going for. We recommend at least consulting with a landscaping professional before buying the stone and breaking ground.
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