How To Design a Garden Path

A Garden path connects different areas in the garden or from various areas in your property. For example, from the house to the garage or to the pool. The shape and materials you choose will make a big difference to the overall feel of your garden. Be it a straight, formal path to a bench or focal point, or a leisurely snaking route of exploration.

At Aussietecture we can explain what you need to consider when designing your garden path, including where to lay it and how to choose the correct materials. There is plenty of design inspiration for you garden path too, whichever design you choose.

The Basics
  • Consider the textures and look of the garden as we as the style of the home. This will ensure the paths complement the existing scene
  • Ensure materials blend wall across the garden. Walkways don’t need to be boring and can be as attractive as you allow them to be in addition to being practical.
  • Consider the natural access routes to gates, clothes lines, pools, entertaining areas, bin rooms, garages and other zones. You can also create pathways through existing gardens which can be used to just leisurely stroll through your property and soak up all your hard work and landscaping,
  • Consider the practical purpose of the path. For example, will you need to run your bins or wheelbarrow along it or does it need to allow for two people to walk side by side along it?
  • Improve your gardens proportions. Long thin paths accentuate a narrow garden while a path which sweeps from side to side will give the illusion that the space is wider.
  • Use repetition. Doing so with plants or topiary lends definition and draws the eye laterally.

❀ ❀ ❀ Formal Garden Path

Square and rectangles tiles or pavers are generally used to create a more formal garden path. They are commonly laid with tighter joints as you would with normal paving.

❀ ❀ ❀ Informal Garden Path

Meandering garden paths, designed for you to enjoy the journey as much as the destination, immediately give a casual feel to a space. Natural-looking curves need enough space and repetition to feel right.

❀ ❀ ❀ Stepping Stones Path

Dig the lawn or soil to allow for the thickness of the paver, plus a shallow depth of mortar. Make sure they are set perfectly in lawn so you can easily mow it.

To increase the impression of length, decrease the size of the steps as you progress. Material options include our Atherton, Kimba, Iluka, Ranch and Silverton range.

❀ ❀ ❀ Cobblestone Pathway

Cobblestones have been used for many years and are always a popular choice for pathways and driveways. Nice square 100 x 100mm granite sets make for an appealing and practical pathway every time.

Visit our store for many great ideas. Touch, feel and pick up samples and set them side by side so you can visualise how they will work together. We are here to help. Our company slogan is “Choices Made Easy” and that is what we are here for, to help your turn your vision in to reality.

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