Installing a flagstone pathway allows you have a designated pathway on your lawn and adds curb appeal. Flagstone pathways do not take require a large amount of time or skill. When selecting your flagstones, select ones uniform – the same size — in thickness as this ensures they will lie evenly. Choosing a combination of large, medium and smaller flagstones allows you to make creative patterns when installing the in your pathway.
Create your flagstone pathway outline with your garden hose and flour. Flagstone patios look best if they don’t have sharp edges because of the shape of flagstone. Place your garden hose on the lawn and create the outline of your patio. Sprinkle flour over the garden hose to “mark” your outline. Repeat until your walkway outline is complete and remove your garden hose.
Remove the sod inside your pathway outline with your shovel. Rake the cleared area evenly with your rake. Tamp the soil with your tamper until the entire inside of your outline is even.
Start laying the large flagstones around the perimeter of your pathway. If the stones rest high on the soil, remove it and dig out soil until it sits even with the other flagstones. Test each flagstone with your hands by trying to wiggle it and verify it doesn’t rock back and forth.
Continue placing flagstones in the pathway until you are satisfied and its complete. If you need to split a flagstone – needing a small flagstone in an area –give it a blow with your sledgehammer.
Place dirt between the gaps of flagstone by shoveling it in the area. Wet the pathway with your garden hose thoroughly. Fill in low areas with more dirt and wet it again. Repeat until the dirt and flagstones look even.