I;m installing a 3' wide path made out of reclaimed stones. Is there a proper way to install this path without using plastic edging on the sides of the path? These paths have been done before and all over the city of Cleveland. The finished product looks very similar to a cobblestone path
You can dig down an inch or so and "plant" the stones without using a container as such. If you dig a 3 foot wide area and place the stone pieces in the excavated area, the pristine earth/grass surrounding them will pretty much hold them in place. Your success will vary based on the soil type and amount of water involved, etc. Sandy soil that gets a lot of rain, for example may not work as well as other conditions.