My rough measurements show that the actual width of the walkway varies from 27 to 36 inches (between the limestone block edges). From the fence to the raised garden is about 17 feet. The raised garden is about 17 feet by 20 feet, and then 60 feet from the raised garden to the back patio. So assuming it was 3 feet wide, that's about 450 square feet of surface.
The back patio is covered with "Oklahoma thin".
We need to find a source for the stone, and stone people to put it down.
Saul's Masonry did a good job the last time, so we went back to them again. Now they are working as "Max's Masonry". They looked it over and figure it will take at least a week to do. $2000 for labor.
Plus materials. We found the same stone as the patio at Austin Custom Stone: Oklahoma Thin MC. Plus 2 cubic yards of masonry sand from Austin Custom Stone and 10 bags of Alamo Portland Cement from Home Depot.
The delivery from Austin Custom Stone was scheduled for Thursday. The two cubic yards of sand have to be moved around back.
And we have 3 pallets of the Oklahoma Thin MC flagstone. The pallets are 1.70 ton, 1.73 ton, and 1.92 ton.
Total cost for the sand and the flagstones -- $1718.01. The Alamo Masonry Cement was $73.73 from Home Depot.
They started putting the flagstone down on Thursday, starting at the far end, where it meets the back patio. The flagstones are selected and cut to fit (this is the hard part, selecting one stone out of all of them and then making it fit). Then a layer of mortar is laid down on top of the decomposed granite to allow the flagstone piece to be levelled and held in place.
This continues, one piece after another. Some pieces larger; some smaller.
until the entire area is filled in.
Then it continues around the corner over to the raised garden.
The pieces are selected and cut before they are mortared in place. Around the raised garden.
It took 5 days to finish laying the flagstone. Once it is in place, I put three 50-pound bags of Techniseal RG+ Polymeric Sand (Southern Grey) on it to fill the cracks between the stones. $36.49 per bag from Ewing Irrigation (14 August 2014).