How to Build a Garden Path

This easy-to-build natural stone path will last a lifetime

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Line level
  • Level
  • Dust mask
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Safety glasses
  • Spade

You'll also need a 4 lb. maul, a diamond blade for the circular saw, a dolly for moving stones, and a shovel.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 2-in. – 3-in.-thick flagstone
  • 6-in. – 8-in.-thick wallstone
  • polyurethane adhesive
  • 50/50 mix of soil and compost