Add beauty to your garden along the way, add functionality

One way is often overlooked in the garden or in the landscape. Maybe it’s lack of functionality, or lack of beauty, or it’s desirable – but it’s not there.

A well-designed path can do more than just keep your feet dry. It can tell you where to go, and it can guide your eyes and your imagination. What is at the end of the road?


When planning a course, consider both beauty and practical purpose. Widespread roads and paths with curves or curves are easy to navigate – what is needed to encourage a longer perspective on planting. A straight beat is best suited from the back door to the garden, or any other way to hurry.

How many people walk along the road? Two people – even two close ones – want a 4 to 5 foot wide road. In any case, one road should be at least 18 inches wide.

The systematic design of the materials on the road can contribute to the regularity and order of the garden – for example, rectangular or rectangular shapes are carved together. Random carpenters create a more organic look in an informal garden.

What do we not understand?

One of the easiest and most expensive ways to create and maintain is cut grass. Patriot timber is another option. Unusual materials or combinations of materials can look attractive on their own. Black locust swarms, perishable wood, plunged into pebbles.

Bricks or stones make not only seemingly enduring roads; Properly covered, it will withstand a great deal of adverse conditions. For brick roads, use waterproof and non-slip bricks (SW type) during winter snow. For stone paths, use the “flag stone” by dividing any horizontal rock into flat plates or “flags”. Some of these rocks include bluetooth and slides, but natural flag stones can be used even if the yellow, buffalo, straw, red or gray are used in paint and slabs.

A lasting path

To make a combination of brick, stone, boards, or any other unusual solid material or materials durable, provide a solid foundation on a solid foundation.

First, mark the planned details by spraying two rough limestone lines on the ground. For the straight path, guide yourself with a rope and a stick. To maintain the width of the road permanently (if desired), use two garden hoses in each direction as a guide to achieve smooth bends on a curved road.

Next, remove the 4-inch deep soil where the road is located. The excavated soil is no longer needed, so put it directly into a cart or add it to a compost heap or use it as a filling.

In the excavated area, perforated drainage materials, such as sand or stone dust, should be thoroughly twisted and smoothed as they continue. This material provides a solid foundation under the stone floor, and prevents water from accumulating, freezing, and elevating carpenters. When there are stones or bricks, add enough material so that their upper part is slightly higher than the ground.

If the road is narrow, slide the top of the road to one side, or if the road is wide, crown the center.

Place each stone or brick firmly attached to each other, or leave some space near the neighbors to allow plants to grow. The fragrant thyme or chamomile is a fragrant and fragrant stone plant.

After the stone has been laid, shovel more stone dust or sand at the top of the pavement, then brush the material to fill in the cracks. Adjust the gaps to the gaps with a good spray. Repeat the shovel, sweep, and water a few days after everything is set.

Time and moisture exhaust the road with a soft patina. For all these forms, the stones, bricks, or tiles provide a solid foundation for decades to come.


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