How to create a decorative and purposeful walkway in your garden

The little clock made of interesting material and in a nice finish will not only serve you and your visitors to get to the right places in the garden, but will also function as an impressive decorative element. Ideally, the walkway should allow you to enter the garden, walk around it and, if necessary, approach particularly attractive parts of the garden to admire them up close.

It is important, however, to choose the right material and design so that the path is always safe and walkable, whatever the weather.

What is the best material to build a garden path

Once again, natural materials are best suited to the garden to help create harmony. For example

  • pebbles
  • sand
  • gravel
  • stones
  • slate
  • terracotta, or
  • burnt bricks.

For practical reasons, however, it is also possible to opt for so-called concrete treads.

Trampolines, which can also be made of other materials, are particularly suitable for crossing grassed areas, as this way they can be crossed “dry-footed” and without negatively affecting the vegetation itself. However, care must be taken to ensure that they do not overhang the surrounding terrain, as otherwise they will create obstacles to the even cutting of the grass. They should also not be placed below ground level, as they can easily become overgrown and collect water and soil.

If we want to have a paved walkway, sand, wooden logs, concrete pavers, natural stone and other materials are often used. Beware, however, that some materials, especially sand, are very decorative, but need to be maintained so that they do not lose their functionality.

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Recommended width and other dimensions

For garden paths, a width of 40 to 80 cm is most often recommended. It will also depend on the size of your garden and the frequency of traffic on each walkway. If the walkway is made of pavers or tread stones, it should be remembered that their dimensions should exceed the length of an adult’s foot. Otherwise it is very uncomfortable to walk on such a path. The distance between the elements is also important, as neither too short nor too long allows natural and comfortable walking. The recommended distance between the centres of the elements is approximately 65 cm.