How to Lay & Install the Perfect Flagstone Walkway DIY

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out. And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

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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DIY Flagstone Patio - Sharing all the tips & tricks for how to lay & install the perfect flagstone walkway with pea gravel & cobblestone edging.   #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape #walkwayideas #walkway #path https://lehmanlane.net

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….

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Stone walkway with Wooden Arbor

Our Stone Walkway Before

After we added a flagstone patio & pea gravel fire pit, the former red stepping stone path & walkway off of our patio really stood out & looked out of place.

I also was never a fan of the red stepping stones to begin with…

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

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.

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

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.

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

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!!!

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

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.

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

Without the hand cart, I would never have been able to carry some of these heavy flagstone pieces on my own.

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

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 Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

Flagstone Walkway With Pea Gravel Reveal

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

I love how our DIY flagstone walkway ties in with the gravel & pea gravel fire pit & flagstone back patio.

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net
DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

Now that these flagstone walkways are done, I have more time to weed ūüôā

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!

DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net
DIY Flagstone Patio - I spruced up the walkway around our farmhouse with flagstone. Although this DIY project was hard work it looks beautiful & I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it was FREE to do! #diyprojects #flagstone #hardscape http://lehmanlane.net

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!

by Tara Lehman

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Comments

  1. I miss you when we do not hear from you! BUT I always think you are working on another great house project! FYI we have started using white vinegar on our weeds here in Florida . .Works well even in a garden sprayec MUCH better than Roundup that has been facing such serious attention. Cheaper too..XOX

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments Beverly! I am hoping to be back to blogging more regularly again, it was a tough school year but I have a lot of projects to share & really missed blogging ūüôā Thanks for the tip about white vinegar! I will definitely give it a try for the flagstone walkway which I still need to weed, ha!

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