Design of garden paths: tips from the experts

Functional requirements for garden paths
In order paths served in the garden as long as possible, you need to choose the right material for their manufacture, shape, length and width.

We describe a standard set of requirements for the garden paths:
• They do not have to soak when watering the lawn or in the rain and dust in the dry season;
• should be both resilient and elastic;
• must not be heated when actively scorching sun;
• must be provided for draining water slope.

Types of coatings of garden paths

The track made of artificial stone
In order paths in the garden became its original and striking decoration you should choose the right type of coverage. Natural materials such as gravel, marble, etc., naturally will look in the landscape garden and the garden for the regular fit straight track made of artificial stone or tiles. This is one of the most widespread variants of the garden design.

We point a list of the most commonly used materials for the garden paths:
• Artificial stone — beautiful and durable coating, which compete with natural stones. Normally, such material molding, therefore the stone is most correct shape, facilitates its installation. Due to the relatively low cost, the high aesthetic and performance, artificial stone is very popular in garden construction.

• Natural stone — almost «eternal» cover. When paving garden paths is used granite, limestone, marble, sandstone, basalt and others. Natural stone will give a coating naturalness and well fit into any style of garden plot. It is perfectly in harmony with the other by both natural and artificial materials, and vegetation.

• Pebbles, cobbles, cobblestone. With these materials, you can easily create the illusion of a sea landscape. Often used for the device tracks in the resort area. These paths are usually associated with the proximity of the sea. Each of these materials may be used for tracks with the pattern for other designs. Cobblestones is considered ideal for curved tracks.

• Road or clinker bricks. Such material has virtually no restrictions on the use in gardens and parks with varying landscapes. Proper shape and wide range of colors make it indispensable to create mosaic patterns and different ways of laying.

• Concrete and Pavement — sturdy, durable, cold-resistant material suitable for the creation of road entrances and garden paths.

• Asphalt — inexpensive and easy to clean coating for the regular gardens.

• Bulk materials (crushed stone, gravel, sand, granite and marble chips) — attractively priced, easy-to-device, interesting in texture and crunchy underfoot materials.

• Wood (cut down a tree, tree bark, sawdust large, old railway sleepers) — versatile material that can be used to arrange the bridges in the garden, porches and sidewalks.