Flagstone walkways are the best-to-get the all natural look for your outdoor patios.
Beautiful flagstone walkway with ground cover planted in between the stones
If you are planning to renew your garden or patio then flagstone walkways are the best for you. They are beautiful, natural, rugged, durable, and rustic, and hence ideal to accentuate the look of landscaping around your house. Flagstones are one of the excellent building materials that have the ability to turn your usual patio in to a unique piece of architecture. They can, no doubt, easily give your house a vintage look that can adds a touch of class to your abode.
Given below are some of the steps that would guide through flagstone walkways construction that is time-consuming and laborious but certainly inexpensive if you wish to do it on your own.
Flagstone walkway design ideas
Determining the area is one of the most important steps in building flagstone walkways. You must decide where you wish to build the walkway. Once you decide, you need to take the measurements of the area with the help of a tape and mark the area that needs to be installed with flagstones. Note down the measurements as they will help you when you go to buy the flagstones and other building materials and tools.
You must also need to decide the design of the walkway. You can consult a professional designer or can do it on your own. Once the flagstone walkways design is finalized, there may be certain changes in the size, width, and shape of the walkway. You must note the changes and buy the flagstones in the right quantity so that you do not fall short of them.
Flagstones need solid base, such as, gravel, crushed granite, or course sand etc. that can hold the flagstones strongly. If you do not put any solid base, the flagstones will be sinking in the ground after few days and/or they will spread away distorting the design. So, decide which material you would prefer and buy accordingly. You must also buy good quality flagstones that are compatible with the design of the flagstone walkways.
Here come the final and important steps of building flagstone walkways. You need to lay the pre-cut flagstones as per the design on the compact area by placing them in the right position with the help of a rubber mallet. If you wish to cut flagstones on your own, then buy the uncut flagstones and cut them in the desired shape with the help of a saw and lay the flagstones as per the pattern you like. And your beautiful flagstone walkways are ready!