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.


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.

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