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Tips to Building the Perfect Garden Paths
by Timothy Sneed
October 19, 2020

Gardens are an elegant part of your home and beautifying them will only elevate your home’s look. One of the best ways of doing this is by paving a path through the garden. A path will add interest to the garden, along with providing a practical way of guiding visitors through the various sections while preventing the grass and delicate plants from being trampled.

If you have flowers growing in your garden, or if you plan to plant some to add some colour, garden paths can provide great ways to section them off into various landscapes.

Most people don’t give a lot of thought when installing a garden path, but it pays to consider different factors in order to have the perfect walkway. A well planned garden path will bring the garden alive. It will make the garden a focal point of your home and a place where you can relax.

You can employ the help of local pavers for beautifully paved garden paths or attempt to build one yourself. Here are some things you should think about when considering building garden paths:

The Path

Along with the practical uses, a path should also appeal to your aesthetics. The way a path looks depends on how you plot it. If your garden has different features that can be turned into focal points, route your path so that it highlights those features. The goal should be to make those roaming around the garden stop and admire your hard work. Adding curves to the path will bring visual interest to the garden.

The Material

The material used to pave the path is important. According to an Irish paving company, when planning the garden path, you should consider the type of texture and style you want. If your home has a certain style to it, you might want to extend the same style to the garden by using materials for the path that synchronise with it. You can also mix different materials to add variety and elevate the look. For instance, pairing stone and brick together will give the garden a cottage-like feel.

When mixing materials, it is also important that they blend together. The material you use should be comfortable to walk on. You should consider how much traffic the path will see to ensure that the material you choose will bear it without damage. Different materials also have different maintenance requirements so factor in the time and energy that will take.

The Design

The garden path can be paved in different designs. Some common designs are stepping stone pathway, herringbone brick pattern, basket weave pattern, gravel with large stones, cobblestone pathway and many more.

Explore the many options available to build your perfect garden paths. If you have a budget, search for the material that will fit within it. Look at the advantages and disadvantages of all your short-listed options to ensure that you make the right choice for your budget. People usually put in effort when landscaping their backyard, but forget about their garden and the potential of garden paths. This list will help you on the way towards a perfect garden worth admiring.

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