It’s time to establish your garden for the spring season, and what better way to accentuate it’s beauty then to create a walking path. Walking paths make it easier for family and guests to navigate through your yard and garden, allowing them to enjoy all of the captivating plants you installed for the season. Once you decide to include a walking path in your outdoor space, where do you begin? Below are a few tips on how to get started with creating your walking path.
Determine The Purpose of Your Walking Path
Ask yourself — what are your goals for a walking path addition to your outdoor space? Where do you want the path to lead? What would you like in view? The walking path you design should guide people to the property or garden focal points and features you most adore. Be sure to lead your guests to special features such as an arbo, gazebo, water feature, or even a secret nook in the landscape.
How Will Your Walkway Take Shape?
Depending on your garden, the shape of your new walkway may vary. Straight walkways tend to be more inclusive in formal gardens. This type of path requires the use of stakes and string to mark the path of your walkway. On the other hand, curvy pathways offer a more aesthetic appeal. To mark a curved pathway, it is suggested to use two garden hoses to set the design.
The width of your walkway should also be taken into consideration. Think about generally how many people will be traversing your garden pathway. Typically, if you’re walking the path alone, between 2 and 3 feet in width will be appropriate. If you intend to walk the path with one other person, you’ll need 4 and 5 feet.
What Materials Will You Use to Create Your Path
When determining what materials to use to create your path, it is important to select something durable and timeless. Material like concrete provides a solid foundation and extra durability.
Mulch can also be used as the pathway material. It is a cheaper option, however, with the need for occasional reapplication, it can cause additional maintenance for your landscape.
If you’re willing to invest extra money in your landscape design, natural stone can blend in beautifully with your yard’s surroundings. It can complement your garden and offer a gorgeous aesthetic for your outdoor space.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for spring, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047, and give us a call at 410-510-7646.
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