Help - Landscaping using flagstone

lakemayor(5)June 13, 2010

My son gave me flagstone that her took out of a walk. A lot of it is smaller pieces. I have purchase about 20 larger pieces. I want to built a sitting area around a fitpit with a walk coming off my front deck. (We live on a lake)so the front is the lakeside.

Would someone share pics of landscaping projects they have done using flagstone.

I don't really know how to lay it either. Our ground is really wet (high water table). Any suggestions????

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karinl(BC Z8)

Wet ground that freezes in winter, which I presume it does in zone 5, probably requires a pretty thick base of crush gravel and then sand, else you will have mondo frost heave.

You can get books on how to build patios, probably at the library, the bookstore, landscape supply yard, or check out at the big box store.


    Bookmark   June 13, 2010 at 8:17PM
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Thanks Karin, Have you worked with flagstone and do you have any pics?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 8:47AM
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dsb22(z7 VA)

Lakemayor, if you go to or and do a search for "flagstone patio" (without the quotes), you will get hundreds of pics.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 11:15AM
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