Spring is here and the outdoor garden projects are soon to be underway. What can be more welcoming then a walkway that leads guests to the front door or a pathway through your gardens to your outdoor living space. These pathways are not only cosmetically beautiful to look at, they are also functional.
With so many materials available, will you go natural or find yourself at the home improvement store or landscaping supply? Choose one that complements your house and landscape design. Here are a few ideas to help get you inspired...
Just stunning with a winding pathway to the front door with specially selected flat surfaced large boulders.
A concrete path with brick borders for path edging.
Create Motion: Run bricks, pavers, or other materials in a wavy pattern to create interest and give your pathway a sense of movement as you walk through the landscape.
A stone pathway with perrenials lavender and iris to border the walkway.
Stamped Stone Concrete walkway being bordered by a variegated hosta.
Perfect for warm-weathered climates that don't get much or any snow. A crushed stone or gravel pathway bordered by larger rocks.
A grass pathway was made by bordering this walkway with a stacked stone wall to create a clean structured look and plants and shrubs to fill in these lifted gardening beds.
Pathways don't have to be solid. Try making a Flagstone Path in the lawn. Garden tip: To make mowing easier, sink the stone to soil level.
DIY Tree Stump Stepping Stones. If you find yourself with a fallen tree, Re-purpose it! Make some stepping stones for a natural and unique garden walkway.
Image 1: Photo courtesy of Stephanie Kendall featured on Angies List
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