Stone yard walkways
A stone walkway requires good planning and drainage so that it can assure a pleasant, dry pathway through the garden and yard. An example of yard walkways are those that connect the driveway to a side porch door and then goes through the garden. This can be done using concrete pads of about 17 square inches each.
Make sure you plan every detail of the project. Including moving the rocks you will use from point A to point B. Partially planning the project will allow many mistakes to occur.
Make sure the spacing between the stones is proper. You should take a stroll through the yard so that you know where to place the stones so that you can walk normally, without having to make big steps. The spacing must be very small, especially if you use 19 square inches big pads.
Solid garden walkway
A solid walkway has no soil in it. You can use gravel as a building material, but be sure to choose angular or crushed gravel, as round gravel will act like sand, moving when stepped on and making it hard to walk. A more original walkway can be made using flat stone pads to create a crude jigsaw puzzle. Irregular spaces in the stones are filled with crushed rock to give it a more artistic look.
Take example from regular roads. The center of the roads is slightly higher than the edges, thus draining water a lot easier and quicker. Also, the water needs a place to go, regardless of the way it drains. Plan the project so that you choose the right materials, design and be as effective as possible.