- Easy DIY Garden Pathways - 

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Gardens are a source of peace and restoration for many people. That is, the garden's features should reflect the gardener's mindset and taste. As a result, the pathways are more than just a feature, so creating one that fits and functions is critical. So, whether you use beautiful landscaping rocks, borders or edging, flagstones, or lanterns to carve your way through, it's critical to find the right inspiration to craft the right path.

 

As we all know, the landscape is a perfect tool for creating the most beautiful creations in gardens and other open spaces, and it is thus considered an art form, because the quality of designs demonstrates all of the aesthetic sensibility that plasma in this type of decoration, resulting in the most beautiful gardens. Landscaping for garden work, without a doubt, must use the most beautiful flowers, because they result in the nicest colors and suitable for decoration applied to the landscape, creating spaces full of life and immense beauty. Primarily within the landscape, dominated by green colors, which are capable of giving a quite sober, given by the grass, trees, and shrubs C, but also a variety of structures, such as fonts, may be applied.

 

How to Plan Your Garden Landscape

 

Adding walkways to your garden can make it more inviting while also reducing weeding and mowing. Paying someone to install pavers isn't cheap, but there are ways to create beautiful, low-maintenance garden paths without renting heavy equipment or breaking the bank. Here are some ideas to get you started. Check out these backyard garden designs to help you decide which one you want to create for your pathway. 

 

Gather Your Tools and Materials

 

All you'll need to get started are a shovel, a garden leaf rake, the path material, some edging material, landscaping cloth, and stakes. A 2x4 or similar scrap piece of lumber, as well as a light sledge or heavy hammer, will be useful. Once you've decided where you want your paths to go, you can use these tools to complete the majority of the work in a single day.

Calculate the Amount of Material You Will Needed

 

To plan out the shape of your walkway, use string, a hose, or rope to draw it on the ground. This will assist you in visualizing the length, width, and placement of your path before you begin doing and digging. After you've completed this step, you can use this free calculator to calculate how much mulch or gravel you'll need to finish the job.

 

Easy-to-Do Garden and Walkway Pathways

 

Mulch and Cedar Pathway: A mulch pathway is a good option because it is inexpensive and has little impact on the surrounding soil. To make a mulch path edged with 12-inch cedar shingles, you'll need enough mulch to cover the area of your path, as well as a length of landscaping fabric long enough to cover the area and some cedar shingles. Cedar is an excellent choice for edging a path because it is naturally pest resistant and withstands moisture well. To define your path, use that scrap of wood and your small sledge to drive the shingles vertically into the edges. Next, lay down your landscaping fabric and stake it down. Finally, mulch the pathway.

 

Salvaged Brick and Gravel Pathway: Another simple, low-cost walkway option, particularly in high-moisture areas that would benefit from additional drainage, is to use salvaged brick and gravel. You'll need landscaping cloth for this project, as well as enough bricks to define the edges of your path and gravel to fill in the gaps. Lay down your landscaping fabric, then place the bricks along the edge to form a simple border. (The cloth will help to keep the gravel in place and discourage weed growth.) Next, evenly distribute your gravel between your two rows of bricks.

 

Stepping Stones with a Natural Border: For a more whimsical appearance, use stepping stones or rounds cut from tree branches in place of edging and fill in the gaps with gravel or mulch.

 

When planning your garden paths and walkway gardens, make sure to include a variety of plants that will bloom in the spring. It is also nice to include a variety of plants that will flower in the fall for year-round beauty. Crocuses, irises, and tulips are winter bulbs that are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring year after year. Mums are fall flowers that grow each year and come in a variety of colors.

 

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Contributing Guest Writer: ArleenaThorne

 


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