Confused about mixing flagstone

by Lisa
(Duncan, SC)

I have a patio that I laid with 12 x 12 blocks, made on top to look like flagstone. The outline of the patio is square.

I want to use the blocks that got broken as a pathway out to a pergola that I have in the backyard. My question is, can I use the broken blocks, (I chiseled off the square edges) and lay them in the ground, in kind of a flagstone pattern with grass growing between, coming off of the square patio?

I am not sure how using two different "kinds" (square and roundish shapes) of stone will look. Thanks for your advice.


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Oct 09, 2008
Flagstone Paths
by: Susan

Hi Lisa,
Sure, you can mix the two different types.

I am not sure how long the path to the pergola will be. If it is not too long, a nice look is to include low growing plants in between the flagstones.

For example....Thyme. It has a loose natural look and looks nice with irregular shaped stones. Allysum, an annual, is another nice one. Or you could use low growing Sedums.

You could have just grass in between the stones too. I would add some planting beds here and there at the edges to make it a little bit more interesting. You can also use mulch in between the stones where the planting areas are.

Don't worry about mixing the shapes (regular and irregular). That can make things interesting.


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