A garden can be fun, relaxing, or even mysterious, based on the way you place your pathway. This makes a place for visitors to wander amongst the different plants. You can highlight particularly beautiful plants or guide the visitor to an ideal viewing spot. Paths also allow you as the gardener to move about your garden more easily. It will prevent you from having to trample plants and flowers while trying to get to other plants. Below are some of the things to think about when installing pathways.
Make Then Out of Stone or Gravel
Pathways should be made out of stone, gravel, or poured cement as this will keep plants from growing in it. Some plants are incredibly hardy, and will find a way to grow anywhere, especially weeds. If using gravel, it is wisest to put down weed control fabric underneath. You want pathways through your garden that remain pathways forever. It should be one of the lowest-maintenance parts of your garden.
Make Pathways Curve and Split, If You Can
Pathways allow you to reveal different views of your garden to those walking through. This gives them a way to relax and observe the natural beauty you have grown. So plan out your pathways to really show off differ-ent aspects of your garden if you can, making the walk more of an experience. Creating multiple paths adds variety by making the experience different each time.
Plan Out Sections
Garden pathways also act as natural dividing lines for the garden itself, breaking it into sections. This will allow you to group different plants or vegetables you are growing into certain areas. Such grouping gives it a diverse and colorful quality. In a way, these garden pathways are like walls in a home, and the plants are the decoration.