Walkway stone advise?
Im laying sod (Bermuda) & I want to make some walkways (maybe 3 ft wide). Im using Texas flat rock that I already have lots of, its about 1 sq. ft or larger surface size & maybe 1 or 2 inches thick. I know I can lay the sod then trace the stones, cut the sod out & then place the stones in the hole(right)? But I like the idea of a solid walkway (mortared in-between the stones). Can the stones be set in a shallow bed of concrete & mortared or better yet, just mortar between the stones? I want to do this myself so is it possible to get a decent looking walkway like this or not? Has anyone got pictures of a similar walkway jobs they can post? I dont live in nice neighborhood, Im literally set way back in the woods so perfection isn't to important (the walkway is going to my CHICKEN PEN & to the car. Im walking thru red mud now so anything is a huge improvement! I have all the materials (the stone, concrete mixer etc). Id like to see what others have done themselves using stones so I can get an idea on whats possible. Hiring a crew isn't an option unfortunately & concrete trucks cant get up to the house & Im on a budget (Im the free labor & Im a girl on top of that) LOL. Iv got to do this myself if its going to get done so please help with any advise, I want it as nice as possible. Im laying all the sod by myself too, have 3 more pallets to do next week then its on to walkways :) I dont have to have it mortared but Id like the stones as close as possible to safe walking & so I can pull my little cart (chicken food bags etc.) but I really would like to have it mortared if at all possible because I like the look, its more solid looking. Thanks for any ideas, pictures & experiences you might have!