DIY Flagstone Path Tutorial

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Step 1
Install benderboard edging first, then put down landscape fabric (available at nurseries) to prevent weeds. Secure fabric edges under the benderboard edging.
Step 2
Pour a 2-inch-thick layer of sand over the landscape fabric, raking it smooth. (In rainy areas, put down a 2-inch gravel layer first.)
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Step 3
As you rake, moisten the sand with a fine spray from the hose.
Step 4
Firm the sand. Using a drum roller or a hand tamper, pass over the moist sand several times to pack it down.
Step 5
Add steppingstones, then wiggle them in so they’re firmly embedded.
Step 6
To finish, fill cracks between stones with gravel, or ― to hold flagstones more firmly ― use something smaller like decomposed granite.
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