Adding a walkway to your garden is a great way to add structure and protect your plants from foot traffic. A walkway also creates a focal point and acts as a standout design feature. Choosing the best material may depend on the overall look you are trying to achieve. Here are some great options to choose from.
The nice part about a gravel path is that you can choose from all sorts of different stone colors and sizes. Small, beige pebbles are great for a country garden and larger black and gray stones are often found in Japanese-style gardens. No matter what type of gravel you choose, it will create a defined walkway and help to keep the weeds at bay for a crisp and clean look.
2. Bricks Pavers
If you are looking to install a more permanent walkway, pavers are a great choice. These tend to be used in more manicured gardens and can be an extension of patio areas. They provide a classic look along with plenty of color and pattern options. Brick pavers are also incredibly durable.
Wood walkways provide a more casual and organic look. You can work with a professional to installed raised walkways or invest in DIY roll-out products that can be installed in minutes. Just remember to purchase pressure-treated wood or cedar to ward off rot and prolong the life of your walkway.
Concrete is by far the cheapest walkway material that also comes with a high level of durability. You can pour the concrete for a walkway with finished edges or install stepping-stone style pieces of broken concrete for a more natural look.
Choosing the best material for a garden walkway will vary according to your budget, how much maintenance you are prepared to do, and the type of look you are trying to achieve. For help finding and installing the right material, contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping. We have years of experience serving customers throughout the Triangle area.