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Help - Landscaping using flagstone

Posted by lakemayor 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 13, 10 at 6:52

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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RE: Help - Landscaping using flagstone

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.


RE: Help - Landscaping using flagstone

Thanks Karin, Have you worked with flagstone and do you have any pics?

RE: Help - Landscaping using flagstone

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

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