Sharing all the tips & tricks for how to lay & install the perfect flagstone walkway with pea gravel & cobblestone edging below.
I spruced up the path & walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone & pea gravel. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I could not be happier with how it turned out. The best part is that it was completely FREE to do using Flagstone we already had.
Instructions for How to Lay & Install a Flagstone Walkway DIY
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Supplies & Tools Needed to Install a Flagstone Walkway
- Flagstone Pieces cut in various Sizes
- Pea gravel
- Cobblestone Edging Stones
- Landscape Fabric
- Hand Cart or furniture dolly
For years now, I have been talking about finishing the flagstone walkway & path around our farmhouse….
Our Stone Walkway Before
I also was never a fan of the red stepping stones to begin with…
Widening the Flagstone Walkway
I wanted to widen the stone walkway in certain spots, especially where it met up with our DIY wooden arbor.
I am often pushing a wheel barrel along our flagstone walkway & wanted to have as much room as possible.
I pushed back the cobblestone and pea gravel and began adding the flagstones that were left in the grass by the previous owners.
Why they laid gorgeous flagstone randomly in the grass off of our kitchen I HAVE NO IDEA but am very thankful it was here!!!
Why Edging & Laying down Fabric is Important for your Flagstone Walkway
The cobblestone edging along with landscape fabric do wonderful job keeping the pea gravel in our flagstone walkway while keeping the mulch, dirt & plants out.
Thankfully when the weeds do pop out they are easy pull out of our flagstone walkway.
Using a leaf blower after mowing or weed whacking as does a great job blowing the seeds off of the flagstone walkway before they start to grow.
I dug out the liriope that I had planted along the flagstone walkway a few years ago & gave it to some of my plant loving friends. I replaced the liriope with some colorful annuals instead.
Unbelievably, the first piece of flagstone was already in place under a red stepping stone. What can I say, it was meant to be!!!
Using a Hand Cart or Furniture Dolly to Move the Large Flagstone Pieces
Sadly there was nothing but dirt & landscape fabric under the rest of the stepping stones.
I brought the flagstone around the house using our hand cart or furniture dolly.
Without the hand cart, I would never have been able to carry some of these heavy flagstone pieces on my own.
Why it’s important to take this DIY project slowly
Because laying a flagstone walkway was such back breaking work, I tried to add 2 or 3 flagstones a day over the course of a few weeks until I was done.
Flagstone Walkway With Pea Gravel Reveal
Now that these flagstone walkways are done, I have more time to weed 🙂
Don’t look too close or you will definitely see the weeds already trying to come up in our new flagstone walkway with pea gravel!
I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions about how to create the perfect flagstone walkway for your front or backyard.
I will be back soon to share more outdoor projects & gardening ideas with you, including our strawberry patch, home orchard update & a chicken coop!