Flagstone that is used in landscape design is produced by splitting layers of sedimentary stone, stone that represents eons of geological pressure and power. Over millions of years, sand from ancient seafloors was cemented together with local minerals. New layers of sand above put pressure on the layers below, creating layered sandstone that can be broken into individual flagstones.
The color of a flagstone varies, depending on the region in which it was quarried and the minerals that make up the stone. You might hear about the reddish hues of Arizona flagstone or the blue of Pennsylvania bluestone. You can find flagstone in a variety of additional colors: brown, pink, orange, gold, and white. This variety makes a range of color schemes available for any project you have in mind.
Flagstones also vary in size. A one-inch thickness is the normal recommendation for stones that will have to bear the weight of furniture or foot traffic. Large pieces of stone can be used to cover broad, outdoor areas like a patio, path, seating area, or wall. Smaller pavers can be used creatively for many landscape design projects. Since the stones can be cut to size, they can fill spaces in unexpected ways. Combine the variety of shape with a variety of colors and you can add an interesting and beautiful pattern to all sorts of landscaping projects: fireplaces, pathways, driveways, outdoor kitchens, and patios. Smaller pieces can also be used as a creative border or edging for any outdoor area.
Why flagstones are a great choice for your landscape design project.
Individual flagstones come in many sizes, shapes and colors. There are endless possibilities for your landscaping and each project will by nature be unique.
It almost goes without saying that stone is strong. When you use flagstone for your project, you are creating a natural, non-slip surface that will last for many years to come.
Flagstone does not require much work to maintain. Most of your maintenance can be done with a hose or a broom. If a stone happens to be damaged, it is easy to replace it.
Flagstones can be set in paving materials like concrete to form a smooth surface. They can also be set directly in earth, sand, turf or plant material creating a permeable surface that allows for natural water runoff and absorption.
Flagstone is a product of a long, geological process. Using it in your landscaping will give you a much more natural look and feel than other manufactured materials.
The properties mentioned above point to the essential value of flagstone as a landscaping material. You would be hard-pressed to find to find another material with its natural beauty and creative flexibility.
There are many options when it comes to landscaping materials. As a homeowner, you have to consider such variables as cost, durability and attractiveness. Natural flagstone is a perfect solution for many landscaping projects. It is a material that combines strength with beauty; simplicity with flexibility. There are few materials that can match flagstone’s value in meeting your landscaping needs. Flagstone allows you to make a beautiful and inviting outdoor space that uniquely reflects your style.
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