5 DIY Flagstone Projects

Do you love the beauty of flagstone but not the price tag on hiring a landscaper to build your flagstone project? You can save a small fortune if you build your flagstone hardscape yourself. While no flagstone project is simple or easy, there are some that are better suited for do-it-yourself homeowners than others. Here are five DIY flagstone projects that only require moderate skills but can save your money on your project.


With a little planning and preparing, you can build a gorgeous flagstone walkway for your front entrance or garden. The trick is outlining your path first and digging your trench. Then you can position your flagstones like puzzle pieces for a beautiful stone walkway.


While bigger, patios can be simpler that pathways due to the set shape. Once the area is prepared, start placing stones working from the inside out. Once you get the outside, you may need to cut stones to create the right edge.


Have a slope that you want to access? Use flagstones to create treads up your slope. This is fairly simple, just requires some hard work digging your steps and placing your treads.

Fire Pit

Flagstones are a perfect surrounding surface for a stone fire pit. Whether you build your fire pit yourself or buy a premade option, you can build the flagstone surround for your seating area.


You can build a simple, gorgeous stone bench from flagstone. All you need is two similar stones for the base and one long, flat piece for the top.

Flagstone is an easy and forgiving stone product for DIY projects. With a little planning and some time watching instruction videos online, you can save yourself hundreds of dollars by creating flagstone hardscapes yourself.

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Culbreth Stone
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Flagstone is a very popular and versatile landscaping material.  Flagstone is a generic term for flat, natural stone that comes from a quarry and is used for a wide variety of landscaping applications.  Flagstone can be made from many types of stone including slate, granite, and sandstone.  Once the stone is quarried, it is either cut or split into flat pieces of various thicknesses.  Flagstone can be further finished into regular square or rectangular shapes or left with irregular, natural edges for a more rustic look.  Irregular flagstone pieces are fitted together like a puzzle to create an interesting and attractive finish.

Flagstone is available in a wide variety of colors, thicknesses, and styles.  No two pieces of flagstone are exactly alike, which adds to its natural, rustic appeal.   Flagstone is extremely durable and relatively easy to work with although it is heavy.  Properly installed, a flagstone patio, walkway or driveway should last for ten to twenty years or more.  It is easy to repair if damaged, requires very little maintenance, and is less expense than many other landscaping or paving materials. 

Flagstone’s textured, non-slip surface makes it an excellent choice for walkways, driveways, and patios, but it is also a great choice for siding, chimneys, fireplaces, ponds, retaining walls, waterscapes, and just about any other hardscape imaginable.   For walkways, patios, pool decks or driveways, flagstone can be set with mortar, sand, or polymeric sand making it easy to work with for do-it-yourselfers. 

For more information about flagstone, visit your local landscape supply company.  They will have many pallets of flagstone in various colors, styles, and sizes to choose from.  They can help you complete your project or recommend a reputable landscaper to handle the job.