For me, there’s something so enticing about a garden path that beckons you to explore the journey it’s prepared to take you on. Winding past flowers and greenery, it’s a delight to find out around the next curve. (This post contains affiliate links.)
The pathway above is narrow and small flat paver stones are used to create a quaint vibe. You can add a simple path like this to any flower garden you might have and let it empty out onto a grassy expanse.
Below larger stones are used to guide you through a shady garden, which I’m sure is wonderfully cool on a hot summer day.
Consider creating a garden path with large pebbles – also known as pond rock. Smoother and more polished river rock could be used, but it tends to be more expensive. You can find bags of pond rock at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or even on Amazon. Create edging to keep the pebbles in check.
If you’re a traditionalist, consider a brick pathway. My friend has a brick patio and all the bricks came from the old firehouse in town. That sure was a lucky score for her!
I really like the use of wood as a walkway. I’d make sure to place landscape fabric underneath to keep weeds at bay, but moss would look great growing between the wood planks.
A climbing rose arbor easily becomes the crowning touch to any path, don’t you think? I’ve always wanted climbing roses but anytime I’ve tried growing roses, they suffer from black spot.
If you’re looking for something easy to install, a fine mulch path might just be the ticket. Add a couple of chairs or a bench next to the path to enjoy a special spot in the garden.
You know, you can put a path almost anywhere in your landscape – even along the border of a flower garden.
Have you ever seen grassy paths? Create one by adding plantings about 36 inches apart on either side and keep the grass mowed short. A beautiful flower arbor makes it especially special.
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