Crushed Stone Path and Patio
I am landscaping our backyard, and we are at the max of our budget for the next few years with the amount of irrigation, etc that we needed. I dream of a small flagstone path and destination patio off of our main patio. In total, probably 150 sq/ft.
The cost to have a casual flagstone path and patio is prohibitive, and I am looking into alternatives.
Has anyone used crushed rock / tipple stone as a path and patio base? I am thinking that this might be a good way to go for few years because then we would have a base for flagstone at a later time.
Is stone too messy? Way too impractical? Way too weird looking? I know it wont be super stable; we hope to use the patio area with a couple of comfy chairs and a fire pit.