Garden pathways are aesthetically pleasing, as well as being the most convenient ways to connect key parts of your garden. By creating garden pathways you are making your yard more effective and add further value to your property.
But there are a few things to consider when creating a brand new pathway that will connect most parts of your garden or lawn. The most important thing is to consider all the features you would like to connect or highlight. The second thing to consider is the type of pathway, and whether it can further complement your existing plant life.
Because of this, we’re going to be talking about some of the most aesthetically appealing ideas for decorating your garden pathway.
Gravel is a budget-friendly and very functional material that can be used as your next pathway decoration. Apart from looking the part, gravel has very good drainage properties and comes with low-maintenance. Another pro when it comes to using gravel is that it won’t affect plants or their roots. When using gravel, try to go for the small, angular stones instead of the rounded pebbles one.
2. Scottish Cobbles and Pebbles
A popular choice of aggregate for decorating your garden is Scottish cobbles or pebbles like the ones found here. Scottish cobble and pebbles definitely look the part. This type of pathway decoration is very versatile since the stones can be made in whichever size you want. Through this type of decoration, your pathway will always have good drainage, won’t interfere with plant life, and solid to walk on.
3. Stones and Mulch
If you want to connect key parts of your garden, then a stone and m mulch solution might prove useful if your garden gets moderate use. Stone and mulch is also a very popular choice of pathway decoration for multiple reasons. First off, the mulch is very good for plant life, meaning that it will promote a healthier ecosystem. Secondly, you will be using large stones as part of the pathway, so walking will be comfortable and safe. A downside to using stone and mulch as a decorative solution is the fact that you will need to replenish the mulch annually.
4. Wood Mulch
A more natural solution when it comes to decorating with mulch, wood is quite easy, flexible, and inexpensive to lay down. Wood mulch replenishes the soil with all the ingredients that it needs. This promotes plant life while blocking most weeds. Same as ordinary mulch, wood mulch will require yearly replenishing and some maintenance as wooden chips can spread off the path quite easily. So, as a pro tip, we suggest you use shredded mulch as this type stays in place better.
5. Mortared Path
A mortared path is the cleanest and clearest way to decorate your garden pathway. This decoration gives your garden a more formal look, as it is designed to look the part. A mortared path requires very little maintenance, as the solid surface can easily clean itself when it rains. However, a con to this type of decoration is the fact that a mortared path is the most expensive path.