I will be starting a pattern flag patio on monday. I have a couple questions though. I will be using a 6 in. base compacted in 2in. lifts, with geotextile under base between subgrade. I am not sure about my bedding sand though, the stone varies in thickness from 1-1.5 in. do i just use less sand for the thicker pieces? Also, do i compact over the stone once laid? i feel like it wouldnt work well. Thanks for the help!