Installing a flagstone patio is one of the best improvements you can make for your outdoor space. It adds contrast, texture, and visual design while also contributing many practical benefits.
Read on to learn more about what is the best material to put between flagstones on your patio or get in touch with New Life Rockeries to speak with a professional patio installer about your outdoor needs.
What to Put Between Flagstones on a Patio
Whether you’re planning on installing your own flagstone patio or you’re going to hire a professional installer to do it, understanding the best material to have between your flagstones is important.
Not only does the material that you use affect the aesthetics of your patio, it also can affect things such as functionality, pest infestation, and the intervals at which you have to replace it.
What Material to Use Between Flagstones?
The type of material that you choose for your flagstone patio will depend greatly on the aesthetic that you’re going for as well as the types of practical benefits you want.
Here are five types of materials to use when filling gaps between flagstones:
- Sand. Though a very common filler, bear in mind that if you use sand for flagstone patio filler you will need to refill it from time to time as the sand will erode.
- Rocks. Small stones, gravel, and crushed gravel are all commonly used as a flagstone filler. They are both a practical and aesthetically pleasing filler solution as they reduce weed growth and bug infestations. The only downside to rocks is that they don’t add any color, leaving the patio mostly monotone.
- Mulch. Bark and mulch are also used to fill the gaps between flagstones. The rich, dark color of the mulch serves as a stark contrast to the neutral-toned flagstones — adding yet another creative element to your patio. This type of filler also diminishes the likelihood of weed growth and pest infestation.
- Plants. Ground cover plants such as moss or turf make an excellent filler option for flagstone patios, and add a dash of color into the landscape as well. Turf is best suited for flagstone patios with large stones that are spaced far apart.
- Polymeric stone dust. Stone dust between flagstones is probably the best filler option, especially for irregularly shaped flagstones. Polymeric stone dust is specially formulated to resist erosion, reduce weed growth, and keep pests away from your patio.
Get the Flagstone Patio of Your Dreams
Here at New Life Rockeries, our team is passionate about helping homeowners achieve the outdoor aesthetics of their dreams, and we accomplish this through impeccable design skills and unstoppable determination.
When you partner with New Life Rockeries, you ensure that you get the premium outdoor services that your landscape deserves.
Get in touch with us to learn more about our flagstone patio installation services or pricing.