Are you making a revolution in your garden this spring? Don’t forget to plan functional paths. See what you can make garden paths from to make them aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.
Paths – essential in any garden!
About the fact that paths are needed in every garden, you probably do not need to convince anyone. They are necessary not only for convenient movement from the gate to the front door, but also between flower beds, in the vegetable garden or on the lawn.
The designation of paths not only improves the functionality of the garden (they are invaluable especially on rainy days – mud and slippery grass thanks to them are not a problem), but also often increases its aesthetics. However, for this to happen, we need to choose the right material for garden paths.
What to make garden paths out of?
Before you decide what to make paths in your garden from, it is worth answering a few questions:
- What funds can you allocate to purchase materials?
- Do you need to hire a professional to make paths in your garden, or will you carry out the necessary work yourself?
- What is the purpose of the paths? Are they only to be functional, since they will be made in the economic part of the garden, which is invisible to visitors? But do they also need to be aesthetically pleasing and match the style of the garden and house, since they will be made at the main entrance to the house?
The answers to these questions will strongly narrow down the choice. So what are the most popular types of garden paths?
Garden path made of stone and gravel
Looking for an inexpensive and quick-to-make garden path idea? Opt for stone or gravel. There are many colors and sizes to choose from. Making a garden path out of gravel or stones is trivial. All you need to do is mark out the path, level the area and pour gravel or pebbles. It is worth ensuring that the level of the path after the stones are poured is the same as the level of the lawn or beds – this will prevent water from flowing from the flower beds onto the path during rain or watering.
Concrete paving stones? How about a paving slab?
This solution gives us many options. If traditional paving slabs or concrete cubes do not fit into the style of our garden, we can bet on cubes stylized on old or cubes imitating wood or even railroad sleepers. Check out the range of concrete cubes and see that they don’t have to be boring!
Wooden beams, wood slices – a path in the garden in the rustic style
If you are arranging a garden in a rustic style, or you care about using only ecological materials, then consider making paths from wooden beams or wood slices (a hit in recent years!). Such a solution is less durable than, for example, concrete pavers, but properly treated will decorate the garden for at least a few years.
Lawn grating – a proven way for a garden path
Lawn grating is a popular and inexpensive way to enhance an area. It is also increasingly being used as a material for a garden path. The holes of the lawn grid can be filled with gravel, small pebbles or sand – there are many possibilities. Its advantage is its inexpensive price and high durability, as well as its high availability – you can find various models of trellis in DIY stores and online stores.
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