Stepping stones in the lawn
Each hole is cut out of the turf separately. A good size of stone is 60 cm (24”), laid across the path, by 45 cm (18”) in the direction of walking. Leave 23 cm (9”) of turf between each stone.
Continuous slab paths across the lawn Remove turf in a neatly cut line and excavate to a level bottom. Use a layer of sand to work to a good even surface for bedding the pavings. For cross joints either:
i) leave 38 mm gaps between stones and fill them in with thin strips of turf or,
ii) lay a fillet, or shallow strip, of mortar under each joint by scooping out a little sand as you lay the succeeding stone, and ‘point up’, or fill in, all the joints at the same time with mortar on completion. Hose and brush at the correct time afterwards to give clean stones and a slightly recessed joint