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Reclaiming Stones Past Cast

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The creek on our property is seasonal. In the fall through spring it’s a downright torrent at times, but in summer, there are periods when it dries out, as shown above. When it does, there is a ton of flagstone that is exposed. I think the prior owner dumped a couple of tons worth of old patio in there. This summer, I dug up a couple hundred pounds of it to use for a flagstone walkway to the chicken coop. There’s plenty more for future projects too. I’m thinking fire pit next summer.

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Laying out stone is maddening at times, but with some patience it all falls into place. Here it is before I dug it all in.

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The near-final result. The stone is set in on about 3 inches of gravel. I re-seeded it all for a grass-joint finish. Now my feet won’t be covered in dew every morning when I walk to the coop.

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One thought on “Reclaiming Stones Past Cast

  1. This seems like the best way to perseve grass that is always walked on. I am just confused on how to get the rocks to actually stick. How far should we put them into the ground.

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