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It depends on the soil. I have done in two different location , but both soils were very sandy. Looked good in place one after 7 years. In the second location much longer ; pathways disappeared under spreading grass and weeds after 15 years. I should have cleared the path with a weed-eater a couple times a year. The flagstone pieces typically had a major ...


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I have found that the deciding factor is the size of the stones. Small stones can shift off level or be pushed up with the spring thaw in colder climates. Big stones don't move around so much. The other reason to use sand is to provide a less attractive place for tough plants to grow. It was a surprise to me to see horsetails (equisetum) apparently grow ...


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