Diy stone walkway. A path made of stepping stones is a simple inexpensive way to add charm to your landscape. Then staying within the boundaries of the yarn we dug out the trench. Behind the face of the stones below so the wall leans into the hill.
If you have to cut a stone for any reason however it can be accomplished with a masons chipping hammer. Stack the stone walkway for the low retaining wall on the compacted gravel base. Once your walkway is completed dampcure the entire path for five to seven days to dry completely depending on the weather in your area.
Follow these steps to learn how to build a walkway. I outlined the proposed stone walkway by pinning yarn in the ground. Once your walkway is dry fill in the cracks between the stones with tiny pebbles sand or gravel etc.
Stone paths offer a practical route for foot traffic from the sidewalk or driveway to your front door and along the side or back of the house. To build a stone walkway our first step was to dig a 6 inch deep trench from the backdoor patio to the deck. Choose flagstones that are at least 34 inch thick.
Dry construction is easier for do it yourselfers than wet construction. Purchase stones of fairly uniform thickness so they will be easy to lay evenly. If a flagstone wobbles adjust the gravel base underneath as needed image 4.