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Installing Stepping stones in soil

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ajordan193, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 460

    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?

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  2. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    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
     
  3. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 460

    Yes the second pic is what the customer is looking for. Thanks
     
  4. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    yup I figured thats why I changed it
     
  5. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 460

    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
     
  6. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    no if you want the look in the above pic, you will have to put them in the soil. Good Luck
     
  7. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 460

    Anyone have an idea of what type of stone this is?

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  8. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 460

    anyone know what kind of stone is pictured above?
     
  9. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    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.
     
  10. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

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

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