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d3v1c3 04-29-2012 11:49 AM

Flagstone patio
 
Hello,

First time poster about to get into some serious landscaping for my home. I figured why not take the time and do it right. My first of many projects will be adding a flagstone patio in my back yard. I travel a bit so I am not sure if I am going to end up doing it myself or just having a contractor take care of it. I am going to attach a picture of what I am trying to accomplish. I have a basic working knowledge of how to add pavers to my yard, but this is a little different than just pavers. I will let the picture speak for itself on what I am trying to accomplish. Thank you in advance.

http://www.professionalinteriordesig...ne-patio-1.jpg

Daniel Holzman 04-29-2012 01:37 PM

That is a nice picture. Do you have a question?

d3v1c3 04-29-2012 01:52 PM

I guess I was not wordy enough. How do I accomplish this. Is it as simple as just digging out the shape of the stone I am trying to install and filling it with paver base and sand like I would if I were laying a complete patio. Or is it much simpler than that?

Maranga 04-29-2012 10:20 PM

I was looking this up too and i found some things on youtube. Check it out. good luck!

http://www.youtube.com/user/CalgaryLandscaper

DrHicks 04-30-2012 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d3v1c3 (Post 910171)
Hello,

First time poster about to get into some serious landscaping for my home. I figured why not take the time and do it right. My first of many projects will be adding a flagstone patio in my back yard. I travel a bit so I am not sure if I am going to end up doing it myself or just having a contractor take care of it. I am going to attach a picture of what I am trying to accomplish. I have a basic working knowledge of how to add pavers to my yard, but this is a little different than just pavers. I will let the picture speak for itself on what I am trying to accomplish. Thank you in advance.

What are you wanting to use this patio for? If it's just semi-smooth area to put plants on, and sometimes sit on, the flagstone is probably alright. If you're looking for something a bit more "finished" or "refined," go a different direction.

The flagstone patio - such as the one in your picture - will need regular maintenance, and you will need to reset the stones at some point in the future. If you travel quite a bit, you may not to be always tending to your patio when you are home.


That said, I think this guy has a pretty decent explanation about how to install one. Making the patio is not particularly difficult, but will be time consuming. Only you can decide whether or not you want to DIY, or hire. Good luck!

http://landscaping.about.com/od/hard...tone_patio.htm


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