Flagstone Patio and Walkway
Building a flagstone walkway is a wonderful way to enhance the "country" feel of a yard. Brick, by contrast, will complement a formal landscape design. The stone walkway project described below is well-suited for do-it-yourselfers, although some heavy lifting may be required, depending on your selection of materials. The ideal material for stone walkways will consist of the largest, flatest solid rocks you can find and maneuver. Greater mass equals greater stability.
Here's something to consider if your stone walkway will be cutting across a lawn. By keeping the surface of the stone walkway on the same level as that of the surrounding lawn, you'll be able to mow right along the path.