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Basalt Stepping Stone Installation


LawnSite Bronze Member
Vancouver, BC
Hey guys,

I just have a question on basalt step stones installation.

the area is 29.5ft long x 2.5ft wide with turf ontop (73ft in area)

these are the steps i'm going to take to install them, tell me what you guys think or give me some feed back.

She doesn't want chemicals used because she has kids and pets.

1) Remove turf by digging or scalping the turf area with a grass trimmer?

2) add soil if I were to remove turf

3) tamper the soil down with the tamper

4) lay down landscape fabric, put down landscape pegs

5) lay down 1 layer about 2" of sand and tamper

6) lay down basalt step stones

7) ask customer if these stones are in the position she wants them to be

8) add crushed rocks along the sides of the basalt stones.

What do you guys think?