How To Set Up A Flagstone Patio Design

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.

DIY Flagstone Pathway FlagstoneView in gallery

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.

Flagstone walkway in the backyardView in gallery

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.

Patio Sand Stone DIYView in gallery

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.

Laying a slate pathView in gallery

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.

Modern concrete pathwayView in gallery

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.

flagstone as material for your backyardView in gallery

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.

A flagstone patio is a really great option if you're aiming for a rustic landscapeView in gallery
A flagstone patio is a really great option if you’re aiming for a rustic landscape [Design 450architects ]

Flagstone and gravel go hand in hand. Add some greenery on the side and the balance in perfect [Design by Newecolandscapes ]View in gallery
Flagstone and gravel go hand in hand. Add some greenery on the side and the balance in perfect [Design by Newecolandscapes ]
For a more organic and natural look, decorate the patio with large stones and patches of mossView in gallery
For a more organic and natural look, decorate the patio with large stones and patches of moss [ Design from Randy Thueme ]
Flagstone also works wonderfully for traditional patios, regardless of the surroundings [Design from Arcadia gardens LLC ]View in gallery
Flagstone also works wonderfully for traditional patios, regardless of the surroundings [Design from Arcadia gardens LLC ]
The irregular and unique shape of each flagstone makes this a great choice for organic-shaped patios [ From WaterWise Landscapes Incorporated ]View in gallery
The irregular and unique shape of each flagstone makes this a great choice for organic-shaped patios [ From WaterWise Landscapes Incorporated ]
You can set up a flagstone platform in the garden, a space where you can go to clear your mind [Design from Banyon Tree Design Studio ]View in gallery
You can set up a flagstone platform in the garden, a space where you can go to clear your mind [Design from Banyon Tree Design Studio ]
A flagstone patio can include flower beds or can be installed around the existing trees [Design from Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects ]View in gallery
A flagstone patio can include flower beds or can be installed around the existing trees [Design from Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects ]
There's a large variety of patterns you can use, this spiral design being a beautiful example [ Design from Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture ]View in gallery
There’s a large variety of patterns you can use, this spiral design being a beautiful example [ Design from Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture ]

The dimensions of the patio are not the most relevant detail in most casesView in gallery
The dimensions of the patio are not the most relevant detail in most cases
Flagstone walkways are particularly beautiful, this look suiting them really wellView in gallery
Flagstone walkways are particularly beautiful, this look suiting them really well
This is a contemporary patio featuring organic lines and materialsView in gallery
This is a contemporary patio featuring organic lines and materials
Use flagstone around the pool and highlight the geometry with grassView in gallery
Use flagstone around the pool and highlight the geometry with grass [ From Matthew McKelligon Design ]
Geometric patterns usually define modern and contemporary designsView in gallery
Geometric patterns usually define modern and contemporary designs