Flagstones are one of your best options for the patio and it’s easy to understand why that is. The material is suitable for patios in general as well for other spaces mostly because of its ability to allow the water to permeate, thus avoiding the formation of pools and accumulations. Moreover, flagstone also has a natural and organic look in addition to being slip-resistant, its earthy shades blending into the landscape in a seamless manner.
You can check out our tutorial on how to lay a flagstone pathway for detailed information on all the steps you need to take in order to get the look you want. There are also other inspiring projects you can take a look at. On BHG, for example, you can analyze the basics of such a project, starting from the the moment when you remove the old patio up to the point where the new one is installed.
Setting up a flagstone walkway in the backyard in a project you can do in a weekend, as shown on Bridgetandbear. The whole process is quite simple if you have all the materials and tools. The end result is something to be proud of.
Of course, you have to take into consideration that this is a heavy-duty type of project. So think twice before you start working on it. The project described on Diynetwork starts with the excavation of a portion in the backyard. After creating a base of crusher and sand, the flagstone was distributed, like piece of a very heavy puzzle.
Consider such a project for a patio makeover. If you’re curious how such a transformation would go, check out Youghouselove for a nice description. This used to be a slate walkway and, after digging up the overgrown grass and the old slate, it got a fresh new look. It was a long process but the results are pleasing and inspiring.
Another great patio makeover uses a more alternative for flagstone can be found on Zenshmen. It only took around three hours and the existing concrete was used as a foundation. First a layer or stone screening was spread across the walkway and then some week barrier cloth was rolled out. The stone pavers were then positioned and the gaps between were were filled with river rock.
Need more ideas? Check out Landscapingnetwork. Here you’ll also find a few additional benefits of flagstone as a material to be used on patios as well as pattern design and ideas to adopt for such a project.