47 Flagstone Pathways With Pros And Cons

Flagstone Pathways With Pros And Cons

Looking for materials to create pathways in your garden? There are many options to choose from but the most popular is flagstone. This is stone, which is cut and shaped round, square or rectangular and used for walkways, flooring, patios, fences, roofing and paving slabs. Why is it so popular? It’s a natural stone that varies in size, shape and tone, and it’s very durable easily blending with most types of landscapes. There are many more advantages and also some drawbacks you need to know about before using it.

Pros Of Flagstone Pathways

Flagstones are known to stay sturdy and intact for centuries provided no major accident has taken place and it is properly maintained.

There is no proper pattern or no proper procedure to install a flagstone. These stones can be cut in any shape and be installed one after the other in any order without worrying about the crannies and the nook, the edges and the smoothness of the flagstone. Anyone can get it done and still make it look amazing. Flagstone pathways accented with groundcovers of various kinds look dreamy.

Temperatures and extreme climate do not have any role on the flagstone. They do not contract or expand or crack or chip off if with the changing and extreme weather. So yes, they sure can withstand extreme climates.

Sweeping and spraying the flagstone is the only thing to be done under the name of maintenance and cleanliness of the flagstone. They keep looking beautiful as always. In case there is a deposition of sand, stains or molds, then they can be again easily removed with bleach mix and water. The best part is unlike tiles where one of them breaks and all needs to be removed and replaced, here if one flagstone cracks or breaks due to an accident, only the damaged one can be easily replaced without disturbing the others.

a beautiful and durable flagstone path accented with a bit of green groundcovers is a lovely idea for many gardens and yards

a beautiful and durable flagstone path accented with a bit of green groundcovers is a lovely idea for many gardens and yards

a beautiful and stylish landscape with a red maple, a flagstone path with green groundcovers, pink, purple and red blooms along the path

a beautiful and stylish landscape with a red maple, a flagstone path with green groundcovers, pink, purple and red blooms along the path

a beautiful narrow side yard with a flagstone path and some moss, basket-of-gold and Veronica groundcovers plus bold foliage

a beautiful narrow side yard with a flagstone path and some moss, basket-of-gold and Veronica groundcovers plus bold foliage

a bright flagstone pathway lined up with bold soil and bright green grass compose a chic and color-infused outdoor space

a bright flagstone pathway lined up with bold soil and bright green grass compose a chic and color-infused outdoor space

a desert-inspired landscape with ornamental grasses and a flagstone path plus some agaves around

a desert-inspired landscape with ornamental grasses and a flagstone path plus some agaves around

a fantastic garden with various kinds of greenery and flowers, with trees, a flagstone path done with burgundy groundcovers and a pebble patio space

a fantastic garden with various kinds of greenery and flowers, with trees, a flagstone path done with burgundy groundcovers and a pebble patio space

a flagstone lined up with lush purple blooms like allium and lavender looks adorable and the space feels magical

a flagstone lined up with lush purple blooms like allium and lavender looks adorable and the space feels magical

a flagstone path accented with Irish Moss, with greenery and bright flowers lining it up is a lovely solution for a garden

a flagstone path accented with Irish Moss, with greenery and bright flowers lining it up is a lovely solution for a garden

a flagstone path leading to a staircase and decorated with Creeping Phlox and Irish Moss in between the stones

a flagstone path leading to a staircase and decorated with Creeping Phlox and Irish Moss in between the stones

a flagstone pathway accented with Irish Moss that is placed between the pieces to give the path a softer and cooler look

a flagstone pathway accented with Irish Moss that is placed between the pieces to give the path a softer and cooler look

a flagstone pathway accented with small green groudncovers and Prostrate Veronica for a touch of bloom and color

a flagstone pathway accented with small green groudncovers and Prostrate Veronica for a touch of bloom and color

a flagstone pathway looks more natural than other options, and ornamental grasses and shrubs and trees create a natural landscape

a flagstone pathway looks more natural than other options, and ornamental grasses and shrubs and trees create a natural landscape

a flagstone staircase accented with blooming groundcovers like Soapwort and Phlox and lined up with pretty Japanese-inspired lanterns

a flagstone staircase accented with blooming groundcovers like Soapwort and Phlox and lined up with pretty Japanese-inspired lanterns

a gorgeous flagstone path with pebbles and super colorful blooms including pansies and greenery are a beautiful combo for a colorful garden

a gorgeous flagstone path with pebbles and super colorful blooms including pansies and greenery are a beautiful combo for a colorful garden

a gorgeous flagstone staircase accented with various types of blooming and non-blooming groundcovers like Baby Tears and Creeping Phlox

a gorgeous flagstone staircase accented with various types of blooming and non-blooming groundcovers like Baby Tears and Creeping Phlox

a gravel and flagstone path leading to a raised garden bed with bold blooms and a bird bath

a gravel and flagstone path leading to a raised garden bed with bold blooms and a bird bath

a green lawn and a stone path accented with the same grass is a very natural and cohesive combo to rock in the garden

a green lawn and a stone path accented with the same grass is a very natural and cohesive combo to rock in the garden

a grey stone pathway lined up with greenery and blooms is a pretty and natural-inspired idea for a garden or a backyard

a grey stone pathway lined up with greenery and blooms is a pretty and natural-inspired idea for a garden or a backyard

a jaw-dropping flagstone staircase done with several kinds of groundcovers in blush and purple is absolutely gorgeous

a jaw-dropping flagstone staircase done with several kinds of groundcovers in blush and purple is absolutely gorgeous

a large stone path lined up with greenery and shrubs is a perfect addition to the front yard, great for a red brick facade

a large stone path lined up with greenery and shrubs is a perfect addition to the front yard, great for a red brick facade

a lovely blooming garden with greenery, a garden arbor with blooms and greenery and a flagstone path for a more natural and less manicured feel

a lovely blooming garden with greenery, a garden arbor with blooms and greenery and a flagstone path for a more natural and less manicured feel

a lovely side yard with a flagstone path decorated with moss, greenery and blooms along it and a wooden gate for a cottage feel

a lovely side yard with a flagstone path decorated with moss, greenery and blooms along it and a wooden gate for a cottage feel

Pros Of Flagstone Pathways

The stones being heavy, the installation takes a little longer time although it’s very easy to install.

Flagstone becomes hot in summers and cold in winters as it is not immune to the temperature difference. Besides, it’s quite slippery when wet.

If you are planning to install the flagstone in the sand, then there are chances that it will keep shifting and the sand beneath is not leveled and stable. But that is not the case with concrete.

a lush green garden with a lot of types of greenery, shrubs and trees, a flagstone path decorated with moss in between the stones

a lush green garden with a lot of types of greenery, shrubs and trees, a flagstone path decorated with moss in between the stones

a natural-looking stone pathway with bold shrubs, greenery and grasses is cohesive part of the landscape

a natural-looking stone pathway with bold shrubs, greenery and grasses is cohesive part of the landscape

a nature-inspired landscape with greenery, trees and shrubs and a stone pathway with green groundcovers

a nature-inspired landscape with greenery, trees and shrubs and a stone pathway with green groundcovers

a neutral flagstone path contrasts the ground and defines the space in a cool way

a neutral flagstone path contrasts the ground and defines the space in a cool way

a pretty warm-colored flagstone pathway lined up with colorful tulips looks super cool and create a bold combo

a pretty warm-colored flagstone pathway lined up with colorful tulips looks super cool and create a bold combo

a shady side yard done with greenery, blooming bushes, a green arch and a flagstone path is a very cozy nook

a shady side yard done with greenery, blooming bushes, a green arch and a flagstone path is a very cozy nook

a side yard done with pink blooms and greenery, dark shrubs and a stone pathway accented with green groundcovers

a side yard done with pink blooms and greenery, dark shrubs and a stone pathway accented with green groundcovers

a stone path done with basket-of-gold touches and lined up with ferns for a woodland-inspired look in the garden

a stone path done with basket-of-gold touches and lined up with ferns for a woodland-inspired look in the garden

a stone path done with Irish Moss for a cuter and softer look is a beautiful idea for a garden

a stone path done with Irish Moss for a cuter and softer look is a beautiful idea for a garden

a stylish flagstone path with gravel between the stones is a very long-lasting solution for any garden, and it looks neat and elegant

a stylish flagstone path with gravel between the stones is a very long-lasting solution for any garden, and it looks neat and elegant

a welcoming outdoor space with greenery and moss, a flagstone path with green groundcovers and a living fence

a welcoming outdoor space with greenery and moss, a flagstone path with green groundcovers and a living fence

a wide stone path decorated with Creeping Phlox in purple is a fabulous idea for a garden or some other outdoor space

a wide stone path decorated with Creeping Phlox in purple is a fabulous idea for a garden or some other outdoor space

accent your flagstone path with Creeping Phlox to make simple stones look adorable and magical

accent your flagstone path with Creeping Phlox to make simple stones look adorable and magical

an elegant flagstone path accented with the same grass as the lawn is featuring is a cool idea for a stylish and chic garden

an elegant flagstone path accented with the same grass as the lawn is featuring is a cool idea for a stylish and chic garden

an elegant side yard done with a living fence, white tulips along the flagstone path, a bird bath and some greenery

an elegant side yard done with a living fence, white tulips along the flagstone path, a bird bath and some greenery

an ornated flagstone path done with inserts of moss and pebbles and some sedge is amazing for a fantasy or magical garden

an ornated flagstone path done with inserts of moss and pebbles and some sedge is amazing for a fantasy or magical garden

elegant garden beds with blooms and trees, a green lawn with a flagstone path and grass between the stones compose a gorgeous front yard

elegant garden beds with blooms and trees, a green lawn with a flagstone path and grass between the stones compose a gorgeous front yard

flagstone looks very natural and cool with gravel, so if you are looking for two hardscape materials, choose this combo

flagstone looks very natural and cool with gravel, so if you are looking for two hardscape materials, choose this combo

flagstone will give your manicured lawn a more natural and rough look

flagstone will give your manicured lawn a more natural and rough look

gravel and flagstone are a nice combo, and ornamental grasses will help you create a natural-looking landscape

gravel and flagstone are a nice combo, and ornamental grasses will help you create a natural-looking landscape

if you have a rock garden or just some rocks in the landscape, a flagstone pathway will look very cohesive and natural in the space

if you have a rock garden or just some rocks in the landscape, a flagstone pathway will look very cohesive and natural in the space

if you want to accent the stone path, you may cover the ground around with something contrasting if you don't want greenery or blooms

if you want to accent the stone path, you may cover the ground around with something contrasting if you don't want greenery or blooms

line up your flagstone path with colorful blooms like here to give it an even more spectacular look

line up your flagstone path with colorful blooms like here to give it an even more spectacular look

pair flagstones with pebbles for a more natural look, this is a durable and practical solution

pair flagstones with pebbles for a more natural look, this is a durable and practical solution

the darker the ground and the bolder the foliage around, the more your neutral flagstone pathway will stand out

the darker the ground and the bolder the foliage around, the more your neutral flagstone pathway will stand out