//Nothing Can Compare To The Beauty Of Flagstone

Nothing Can Compare To The Beauty Of Flagstone

When you want to add a distinctive flair to your home, consider some projects using natural stone and flagstone pavers. Well planned beds of flowers, shrubs and trees can make a yard appealing. If you surround them with borders of natural stone, you will give balance to the look and double the beauty of your landscaping. You can vary the borders by making them low around small flowerbeds and adding more layers of stone to make a bench for seating around a tree.

A curved pathway of flagstone pavers in your choice of colors and shapes leading to your front door would be attractive. Use your imagination, and you will think of many lovely ways to use natural stone that will make your yard look like a model for a magazine article. Contact a rock company to inquire about purchasing flagstone for your property, and you will soon have the most striking yard in your neighborhood.

Don’t stop with the front of your house though. There are many ways to use good-looking natural stone in your back yard too. Flagstone makes a beautiful patio and is great for surrounding a pool. A natural stone walkway adds a pleasing touch to back yards as well as front yards, and stepping stones are functional as well as attractive in a garden.

Flagstone is a portion of thin, level natural stone excavated from deposits throughout the world. Flagstone pavers are made from limestone, slate, bluestone, sandstone, quartzite and similar natural stone. You can find flagstone in a variety of colors like reds, blues and browns. There are many shades of these colors as well as some grays and greens available.

The beauty of natural stone with its lovely colors makes flagstone the perfect material to use when you want a look of elegance in your surroundings. There are a variety of textures and shapes to select from to suit your taste. Your pavers can be cut into squares or rectangles, or you can choose random shapes to produce a more interesting effect.

Flagstone pavers are versatile and can be set in mortar, laid in sand or placed on top of the soil. They are durable, resist acid and do not require much maintenance. Because of their low absorption characteristics, extreme temperatures or freezing and thawing do not affect them. Their surface is not slippery because of flagstone’s natural cleft texture, so they make a perfect material to place around a pool. They do not absorb heat, so people will not mind walking on them with bare feet.

Only your family and guests see the interior of your home and enjoy the lovely atmosphere that you create with your decorating skills, but your front yard and the exterior of your home can offer pleasurable sights for all those who pass by your property to appreciate. When you have well-designed projects featuring flagstone around your home, you will increase the value of your property as well as enhance its curb appeal. It will put the finishing touch on your landscaping, and you will enjoy its pleasing appearance for years to come.

Rock Stone & Sand Yard is your source for Fairfax VA pavers. We also supply natural stone and mulch. When you’re in Fairfax or Alexandria check us out.

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By PinkMoose on 2010-09-05 00:10:46
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How To Install A Flagstone Patio (Step-by-Step)

In this video, you’ll learn how to install a flagstone patio and a flagstone path like a professional.

If you’re looking to design your landscape and are searching for ideas where you can integrate natural stone into your yard, then you’ll want to watch this video.

You’ll see how I built a patio using landscaping stones, boulders, and retaining wall blocks to create a beautiful area that can be used as a fire pit or just used for some nice patio furniture.

You’ll be bursting with patio ideas for your backyard once you see this.

You’ll learn:

How to design your patio.
How to grade your yard to prepare for the patio.
How to make sure your patio stays flat.
How to pick the best stones for your patio.
What type of sand and gravel to use as a foundation for your patio.
How thick your patio needs to be.
How to integrate boulders in your yard.
An easy diy process for building a patio.
How thick your flagstone needs to be.
How to level your patio.
And a whole lot more.

Enjoy the video and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

And, if you’d like to learn how to turn your landscaping skills into a profitable business, visit www.HandymanStartup.com.

By |2017-12-19T01:34:04-08:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Gardening - Landscaping|39 Comments

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  1. ruler of gods 2017-12-19 at 1:38 AM - Reply

    I’m a helper on a flagstone job tomorrow thanks for the information cuz I have no experience but at least I’m not going in blind now

  2. Patrick Luce 2017-12-19 at 1:40 AM - Reply

    I searched for months for a video to help me with my flagstone project. This is the first one to take me step by step through the entire process from concept to fruition. Excellent work and thank you so so so much!

  3. DAVID VANCE 2017-12-19 at 1:41 AM - Reply

    Awesome video dude, very thorough. However, now I’m scared to use flagstones due to the work involved.

  4. John Just 2017-12-19 at 1:42 AM - Reply

    Again very nice tutorial! If I did this though, I’d lay the flagstones down and overlap them, and just cut off the overlapping parts to get a tight fit with minimal work to arrange them. Obviously a little more wasted material, but way less labor.

  5. SporadicCadence 2017-12-19 at 1:43 AM - Reply

    Great video. The only thing I would recommend is sweeping in a polymeric sand in between the joints. Alliance Gator makes a polymeric stone dust that is specifically made for flagging just like this. Tighter bond in between joints, won’t wash away, will prevent weed growth and deter ant hills.

  6. Jeff Bradbury 2017-12-19 at 1:46 AM - Reply

    Thanks for taking the time to make this great video!

  7. L S 2017-12-19 at 1:47 AM - Reply

    Good tutorial!

    If the natural slope is down towards my house, but I want the patio to slope the opposite direction, am I creating an unnatural slope that could cause a problem?
    Also
    For a patio with pavers, I read to have 1/4th inch slope per foot, yet with flagstone it’s 1/8th inch slope per foot. Do I need to change it to 1/8th?

  8. Sam Richards 2017-12-19 at 1:48 AM - Reply

    Awesome vid thanks man exactly what I needed. Huge help 👍🏻

  9. Teresa Hager 2017-12-19 at 1:50 AM - Reply

    i eant a faux stone drive way and sidewalk over top the cement just poured recently. …is this possible? if so where do i get the material plus knowledgable installers?

  10. Will Wong 2017-12-19 at 1:52 AM - Reply

    Perfect video for a novice DIY landscaper like me . Thanks a million!

  11. Stephen Bineau 2017-12-19 at 1:52 AM - Reply

    I had a general sense of how I wanted to design a small patio area (need space for a new fire pit), but this really laid out the specifics very well. Thanks for posting this; it’s hugely helpful. Granted, a little more work than I expected, but I really like how you went through it step by step from start to finish. Well done, Dan.

  12. N F 2017-12-19 at 1:53 AM - Reply

    Awesome video!  I am going to start ASAP…this was very helpful.  Thank you…

  13. sidowsidow 2017-12-19 at 1:54 AM - Reply

    Big thanks bro …. great information

  14. grapefruitiswinning 2017-12-19 at 1:54 AM - Reply

    Great video- super informative and clear.Thanks

  15. Michael Joyce 2017-12-19 at 1:55 AM - Reply

    Great video. Encourages me to do one as well

  16. C Davis 2017-12-19 at 1:57 AM - Reply

    Absolutely excellent Dan! I have seen people pay for very very bad flagstone patio’s that really don’t stand the test of time.

  17. feim shabani 2017-12-19 at 2:01 AM - Reply

    This guy is the greatest.

  18. Dan de Angeli 2017-12-19 at 2:03 AM - Reply

    Thanks Dan. Best video I gave seen on this subject. I appreciate your candor on the parts of the job that are hard such as fitting and cutting and giving ideas for shortcuts.

  19. Adam K 2017-12-19 at 2:05 AM - Reply

    Just subbed ! thanks for the help

  20. Huy Nguyen 2017-12-19 at 2:05 AM - Reply

    I live in Calfornia. Do I need to lay down the type 2 gravel before the decomposed granite? Can i just lay down decomposed granite and tampered it down?

  21. D Glassman 2017-12-19 at 2:08 AM - Reply

    finally i found a step by step I can understand! excellent video! Do you have a video on stone borders?

  22. Anna Fischer 2017-12-19 at 2:09 AM - Reply

    awesome explanations!!!

  23. Kevin Lu 2017-12-19 at 2:09 AM - Reply

    nice titorial video! I considered many different options such as stamped concrete, stain directly, flagstone, finally I think paver stone might be easier for me, Since I have an existing concrete patio.

  24. 109367 2017-12-19 at 2:10 AM - Reply

    Gonna wanna

  25. Domenico Colati 2017-12-19 at 2:11 AM - Reply

    your videos are great! keep them coming

  26. orawan brown 2017-12-19 at 2:12 AM - Reply

    does this method prevent growing weed?

  27. Jonathan 2017-12-19 at 2:18 AM - Reply

    What’s the name of the flagstone you used? Thanks

  28. cody ralston 2017-12-19 at 2:19 AM - Reply

    as far as construction you’re right but I don’t understand why you don’t recommend polymeric sand or mortar for joints and if you plan to take on a flagstone patio there’s no tool to use except a rocksaw

  29. Tarik Lazri 2017-12-19 at 2:20 AM - Reply

    Really great video. Thanks!

  30. michael miller 2017-12-19 at 2:20 AM - Reply

    I’ve found over 25 yrs. of doing stone work I use sand instead of dg

  31. Fresburger 2017-12-19 at 2:21 AM - Reply

    Very thorough well explained video, good job. About the decomposed granite versus sand. If sand works well for pavers why wouldn’t it work well for flagstone? Is it because of the size and weight of the stone?

  32. Fred Norris 2017-12-19 at 2:22 AM - Reply

    I wish I watched this video first! After struggling with the first few stones I now have a much clearer idea of what it takes to prep and place the stones. I agree with Glassman a step by step that makes sense!

  33. Jennifer James 2017-12-19 at 2:24 AM - Reply

    Great Video, Thanks!!

  34. Sonny Wilson 2017-12-19 at 2:25 AM - Reply

    I must say a very helpful video so easy to understand 2 👍’s up

  35. Patrick Conners 2017-12-19 at 2:28 AM - Reply

    New sub. Liked the video. We were getting ready to pour and stamp 600 SF of concrete but wanted this look. We can do this, get what we want for less. Thanks!

  36. Derek Metz 2017-12-19 at 2:28 AM - Reply

    I enjoyed this, thank you for posting.

  37. sherry simmons 2017-12-19 at 2:29 AM - Reply

    I am so impressed by your talent and knowledge of these particular projects being as young as you are. You should be very proud of yourself:)

  38. Dan Mac 2017-12-19 at 2:32 AM - Reply

    I just bought a house that has and overly long driveway that leads into my backyard. I want to build a patio like this right of the top of it and that’s my problem….. Should I tear up the driveway where I want to establish the patio or should I build over the top of it?

  39. Brandon White 2017-12-19 at 2:33 AM - Reply

    4:15 – that’s what she said. 🙂

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