We have all heard the saying about skipping down the primrose path to a life of ease and leisure. Thought this may not be feasible for most of us, a nice garden path in your yard can be. Garden paths are quite functional and rather easy to create with a variety of different items. Here are some ideas to consider when creating your path.
Strewing a number of flagstone steps through your garden can make it easy to walk through the area after a rain without soaked feet and also helps to reduce the effect of compacted soil. Flat stones, such as flagstones offer another benefit to your yard. By using them instead of concrete, it helps with rainwater runoff. Since water cannot penetrate concrete, using stones allows the water to soak into the ground around them.
When deciding on how to create your garden path, match it to the look of your home. A cottage-in-the-country look will be enhanced with the use of old bricks which show some weathering. If you seek to create more of a formal or contemporary atmosphere, newer brick is a better choice. The precise lines seen in some home designs are complimented by a stone path in a patchwork design.
When laying out the path, subtle curves are more appealing to the eye than straight lines. They can also allow a visitor wandering through the garden to be captivated by little surprises lying in wait along the journey. In addition to being more pleasing to the eyes, curved paths will allow a small area to seem larger than it really is.