Garden paths are hard-working surfaces. They carry not only foot traffic, but often wheelbarrows, heavily loaded sack trolleys and bicycles, too. They may also be required to permit the regular use of wheelchairs or a stroller. To be effective, a path must be installed correctly. Choose your materials and follow any of these three methods to add a garden path to your landscape that will serve you for years to come.
Choose materials suited to the surroundings, as well as to the practical requirements placed on them. For example, an concrete path may be inexpensive and hard-wearing, but will be an unforgiving feature leading up to your front door. It may be worth investing in a more attractive surface for such a prominent position.
Choose brick for the path. Brick paths are particularly attractive and, if created using bricks similar to those used for the house, provide a strong yet unobtrusive visual link between the house and garden. They may be laid in a variety of patterns, including straight or angled herringbone, basket weave and stretcher bond.