Installing fieldstone garden path
I just purchased a bunch of fieldstone off of Craig's list for $50. It filled up the back of my pick up truck & the previous owner said it was probably about a pallet. I can't wait to get started on my projects!
The first project is to lay a garden path from my driveway to my deck steps & under the steps. I placed a perennial bed in this area & I would like it all to blend together & be very informal.My plan is to place mulch over the entire area & I want it to appear that the stepping stones are laid on top of the mulch. I think I will have to lay a bed of sand for the stones(am I right?) and get them nice and level. My question is, will the mulch be enough support around the stones to keep them from moving around? And also, how deep of a bed of sand do I need to lay them in? How much of the stone should be sticking up above the sand surface? Do I just leave gaps between the stone then work the mulch betwen the gaps? Help please!!
This is my first stone project & I don't know much about it.