Choosing Materials for Garden Pathways

The road that leads to your garden should reflect the style and character of the space that lay beyond it.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

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©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Taller Edging Bricks Help Contain Bedding Plants

Taller edging blocks are used along the new path to hold back soil that runs alongside the path, keeping a neater appearance for the garden.

Granite Stones are Tough, Natural and Non Slip

There is a wide range of materials available for laying block paving, such as granite stone that is good for heavy use.

Bricks are Traditional Material for Paved Walkways

There is a wide range of materials available for laying block paving, such as brick that is inexpensive and easy to lay.

Gravel and Brick Form Checkerboard Pavement Design

Bricks combined with gravel create a checkerboard look in traditional garden. Soft surfacing for garden pathways consists of natural materials that include combinations of stone, wood and shell.

Stamped Concrete Blocks Give Look of Granite

There is a wide range of materials available for laying block paving, such as stamped concrete that is a cheaper alternative than granite.

Embedded Stones or Slab Pieces Used on Pathway

There is a wide range of materials available for laying block paving, such as embedded stone or slab pieces into gravel, sand, or mortar for solid finish.

Old Railroad Ties Used for Rustic Pathways

There is a wide range of materials available for laying block paving, such as old railroad ties that give the pathway a rustic look.