Sharing all of our the tips & tricks for how to lay & install a beautiful DIY flagstone walkway with pea gravel and cobblestone edging between our lawn & garden beds with pictures!
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Instructions for How to Lay & Install a Flagstone Walkway DIY
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I spruced up the large path & walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone and pea gravel.
Although this outdoor DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful is so functional & 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.
Supplies & Tools Needed to Install a Flagstone Walkway
- Flagstone Pieces cut in various Sizes
- Pea gravel
- Cobblestone Edging Stones
- Landscape Fabric & Fabric Pins
- 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
After we added a flagstone patio just off of our family room doors & pea gravel fire pit, the former red stepping stone path & walkway off of our patio really stood out & looked out of place with the rest of the hardscaping we had.
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 so that so that two people could use the DIY flagstone walkway at a time.
I am often pushing a wheel barrel along our flagstone walkway & wanted to have as much room as possible to move around without having to run over any of my garden plants.
I pushed back the cobblestone or Belgium block edging and pea gravel and began adding the flagstones that were left in the grass by the previous owners.
Why they laid gorgeous large 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, grass, dirt & plants out.
Thankfully when the weeds do pop up they are easy to pull out with the landscape fabric along 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 DIY 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.
Can you believe the previous owner covered that large gorgeous piece of flagstone?!!!
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 farmhouse piece by piece 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.
DIY Flagstone Walkway With Pea Gravel Reveal
Now that ALL these flagstone walkways are done, I have more time to weed my garden beds. 🙂
Don’t look too close or you will definitely see the weeds already trying to come up in our new DIY flagstone walkway with pea gravel!
I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions about how to create the perfect large DIY flagstone walkway for your front or backyard.
by Tara Lehman
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