Flagstone Walkways: A Natural Choice

Blue flagstone stone pavers on walkway

Flagstone Walkways are a natural choice for any backyard or garden. The stones are timeless, beautiful, and organic. Flagstone is sedimentary rock that has split into layers. The layers are bonded by silica, calcite, or iron oxide, which gives the stone its colors. The most common colors are buff, blue, and red, but it can also come in yellow, white, orange, and chocolate brown. Flagstone can be found near river beds in various parts of North America, specifically, in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Idaho, and Arizona.

Each stone comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors so flagstone blends perfectly within any landscape. It can be used in numerous layouts.

  • Straight walkways, using one color, are best for formal gardens.
  • Curved walkways give the landscape a relaxed feel with a touch of whimsy.
  • Irregular walkways add a rustic look to a home and enhance pathways in a wooded setting.
  • Patchwork walkways use a combination of colors in a pattern reminiscent of a patchwork quilt.
  • It can be cut to define walkway edges for a finished look.

Flagstone is durable and easy to maintain. Sweeping or cleaning with a hose will keep it dirt-free. Since flagstone is flat, grass growing in-between stones can be mowed without worrying about chipping the stone. Rocks, pebbles, flowering plants, moss, succulents, and other ground cover can be used between the flagstones for original and unique looks.

Flagstone can withstand any weather condition such as freezing and thawing. It stands up to moisture with its non-slip, textured surface which makes it suitable for walkways around swimming pools. It remains cool in hot weather. The distinctive look of each individual flagstone will produce a one-of-a-kind walkway regardless of the pattern you choose. Contact us to see how a flagstone walkway can be an asset to your property.