Stone paths lend architecture and accessibility to your garden and yard, and they make great projects. However, you have to do your planning beforehand to make sure you do it right. Laying the stone atop the ground rarely works; you need to seat the stones in a base of sand or stone dust (which you can buy at the same place where you purchase the stones). Dig down a few inches — make the base slightly wider, too — and then add enough base material to fill the hole. Set the stones down and wiggle them into position. If you're laying a terrace or walkway, separate individual stones by 34 to 1 inch. Pick up a copy of Landscaping For Dummies for more information.
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