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ajordan193
03-22-2010, 12:37 AM
This may be a stupid question but here's what I am looking to do. A customer of mine would like me to level out a low spot in his yard and install a few stepping stones. (see attached pictures). What would be the best way to install these? Cut out the grass and level the soil underneath so these stones have a solid base?

ALLPro Landscaping
03-22-2010, 12:43 AM
place the stone in the desired area, outline the sod to cut, remove the sod tam the ground real good and then place the stones, you could use a base material like stone dust or such, but I dont think it would be necessary

ajordan193
03-22-2010, 12:45 AM
whats the second pic, just an idea of what you want I'm assuming

Yes the second pic is what the customer is looking for. Thanks

ALLPro Landscaping
03-22-2010, 12:50 AM
yup I figured thats why I changed it

ajordan193
03-22-2010, 12:57 AM
I knew I was over thinking the job. But in the past I have seen several homeowners just lay the stone on the ground and expect it to look like what I have pictured. Thanks for your reply

ALLPro Landscaping
03-22-2010, 12:59 AM
no if you want the look in the above pic, you will have to put them in the soil. Good Luck

ajordan193
03-29-2010, 07:29 PM
Anyone have an idea of what type of stone this is?

ajordan193
03-31-2010, 11:23 PM
anyone know what kind of stone is pictured above?

castlerockmo
03-31-2010, 11:45 PM
I could be wrong, But it looks like what my suppliers are calling pennsylvana blue stone. I hope this helps, if nothing else it will bump you to the top and maybe someone else can help you.

theguynextdoor
04-01-2010, 07:07 PM
anyone know what kind of stone is pictured above?

Looks like a type of flagstone. They sell it at Russell's in various sizes. Probably have it at Felber's also.

ajordan193
04-02-2010, 12:55 AM
Looks like a type of flagstone. They sell it at Russell's in various sizes. Probably have it at Felber's also.

Thanks man, it is Flagstone I checked with Russell's today.