Interesting Paths and walk ways

My Favorite Stone and Natural Pathways.

Garden paths add so much to your back yard space. They take you from place to place in the garden, and if used properly can also add a bit of mystery to your outdoor space.  There are so many materials to use for your garden paths.  Some are very rustic and natural (my favorite!) and others are more structured.

Interesting Garden Pathways

My test garden is about three years from being finished but I it will have a path to my back yard shed when it is done.  The idea for the test garden came from a recent issue of Garden Gate magazine.  My garden won’t be exactly like this but the flagstone path will likely be very similar.

Flag Stone path for my test garden.

I have a fondness for natural looking garden paths.  No hardscaping for me in structured shapes.  The more rustic the better!

Since the test garden still has a ways to go, I am also on the lookout for other interesting paths that could be incorporated into the garden.  Here are some of my favorites.  Just click on any of the images to go to the original source.

This idea is one that I want on the edge of my test boarder.  I’d love to have a grass path between two large flower borders.

Natural path with rocks edging the border

Natural grass path with rocks edging the border

My garden seems to lean towards a cottage garden effect. This stone way would fit right in.

Cottage garden with stone path

Cottage garden with stone path

Well, since I do not have a forest in my back yard, this might be a stretch but how beautiful it is!

Stone Path, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan

Stone Path, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan

Hmmm…my pathway will curve and start at the deck. This one might work!

Curved Garden stone pathway

Curved Garden Stone pathway.

I’m unlikely to have this one but I love the rustic look and flower focal point in it!

Carlingford- Templetown- The Breakers #1- Greek Garden- stone paving and terracotta pitcher

Carlingford- Templetown- The Breakers #1- Greek Garden- stone paving and terracotta pitcher

 

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  10 comments for “Interesting Paths and walk ways

  1. 08/14/2014 at 2:33 am

    Thanks!! For sharing such a beautiful garden path designs. People who want to do makeover of their garden paths must go through this post.

  2. Christine
    02/06/2015 at 2:19 pm

    Love the rock borders but what is the best way to deal with weeds without always having to move rocks to weed?

    • admin
      02/06/2015 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Christine. If you don’t want to use chemicals, both white vinegar or boiling water will deal with weeds in this type of situation. They will come back but it’s still easy to do.
      Carol

    • Char
      10/24/2016 at 10:30 am

      I use the plastic bags milk comes in. I cut them in half lengthwise and they are my base. They do not decompose.

  3. JoAnn Metcalf
    05/21/2016 at 2:05 pm

    I am thinking about taking out my landscape edging and using only rock to edge my landscape .Should I leave that border in place ? or take it out completely?

    • Carol
      05/24/2016 at 11:12 am

      Hi JoAnn. It could be done either way but without the edging inside the rocks, it is possible that some grass could creep into the border. Carol

  4. Payal
    04/03/2018 at 12:19 pm

    Hi
    I really like ‘Natural grass path with rock edging border’ landscape. Do you know what type of river rocks they are? What’s is the name/color/size?
    Thank you!

  5. Payal
    04/03/2018 at 12:20 pm

    Hi
    *I’m posting again with the picture! 🙂

    I really like ‘Natural grass path with rock edging border’ landscape. Do you know what type of river rocks they are? What’s is the name/color/size?
    Thank you!

    • Carol
      04/09/2018 at 8:55 am

      Very pretty edging! Carol

  6. 09/07/2018 at 6:41 am

    It is very useful blog you have written. Thanks a lot.

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