Garden path design: ideas, photo, advices

23 June 2016 |

A seasonal dacha without paths leading deep to the garden is unimaginable. They are convenient to reach any place and serve as an embellishment of any landscape design.

But how to make the garden path durable and beautiful? The answer is restricted only by one’s imagination and accessibility of materials.

Concrete is a firm, durable and accessible material for the garden paths. It doesn’t afraid of frosts, moisture and extreme temperature drops. More often concrete is poured into a special mould and you obtain a solid concrete path. Concrete slabs are great alternatives to the abovementioned method.

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Paths paved with natural stone are more expensive but look much greater that concrete alleys. Marble, granite, and basalt are used in various combinations and patterns. If these materials are installed correctly, the paths will live forever.

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Pergolas hidden in cozy garden nooks are favorite places of any dacha owner. Of course, they must be accessed by convenient paths. To make the entire landscape design harmonic, make the path of the same material the pergola or a terrace are.

For instance, use wood. It is a warm material that doesn’t overheated under the sun and is available by price. Wooden paths don’t slide and serve for many years.

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Cheap and easy materials for the garden paths design are gravel and pebble. These materials will match any landscape style, but it isn’t a great pleasure to walk barefoot on them. Combined with other materials, gravel and pebble look much better and serve much longer.

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Rubber or plastic paths are optimal and cheap. These materials are not afraid of sunbeams, moisture and mold. They are also easily poured and assembled. And they look great.

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Brick is a widespread material for the garden paths. It can be used for making various patterns – just combine bricks of different shapes and colors. But it takes much time to place the bricks in position. In addition, brick is rather fragile material. We recommend using clinker for the garden paths – it is a durable brick that undergone through additional firing.

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Another popular material for the garden path design is a paving slab. It is available in many colors and shapes and is used for the design of any complexity level. Paving tiles are not as expensive as natural stone, however have a shorter life span.

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If you wish to be unique and distinguish yourself with landscape design, pave the garden paths with clay tiles, wood cuts or plastic bottle covers. But note that these kinds of paths will be rather decorative than functional.

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