How to install stone walkway: Step 1 : Lay out the path. Step 2 : Fill the bed with gravel and sand. Step 3 : Make a trial layout. Step 4 : Cut and place the stones. Step 5 : Check for flatnes. Step 6 : sweep mason’s sand into the joints with a stiff brush or broom. Materials you'll need : Landscape fabric, Stones, Bedding sand, Mason’s sand, Gravel.