Adding interesting stone pathways into your garden can be a perfect addition to your garden, helping to lead visitors on stroll through your landscape and enhancing the aesthetic. Stones can help create a fun pattern and if you have a spacious garden, you can use them to create a multitude of pathways.
They look very natural and are easy to maintain, and are perfect way to lead people to a hidden area, such as a water feature, courtyard or a secret garden. Be sure to add visual interest around the stones by framing the pathway with lush greenery and colorful blooms.
This type of pathway designs can lead from your patio into the forest, to a garden shed or wild garden, to a comfortable outdoor furnishing or to a fire pit. You can plant moss or succulents around the stone pathways. You can choose stones in various sizes, shapes and in a mosaic pattern. When in doubt, you can consult with a professional gardener, landscape architect or just browse the Net for some gardening tips.
One of the nice thing about creating stone pathways is that not every stone has to be the same shape or size. Once you select a design that will suit your outdoor living space the best, the process of selecting the space and size of the stones will become a little bit easier.
When buying stone for a pathway, consider these criteria:
For a high-traffic walkway leading to a home’s entry, you need to choose smooth, uniformly cut stones with tight joints to make walking easier and prevent trips.
Use stones that suits your home’s style. Geometric-shaped or modular stones with clean, sharp lines are perfect choice for contemporary homes. Irregular, rough stone adds to the character of country homes, while the brick and cut stone blocks are suitable for traditional homes.
Softer, more porous stones, like sandstone and limestone are better suited to warmer areas. That is because when temperatures fall below freezing, any water they absorb could cause them to spall and crack. If winters in your region are cold, you should use dense stone like quartzite, blue-stone or granite. They can withstand freezing weather.
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