Creating an interesting garden pathway is just one of the ways to add texture, colour and sensual delight to a garden. A path is not just for getting from one part of the garden to another, it's also about enjoying the experience.
Grass circles appearing as floating on a river of grey gravel chips that wind through the garden.
1. Create a winding path which leads to interesting areas in the garden and invites you to continue. Set low enough for a mower to pass over them easily.
Planting low-growing herbs such as thyme is a wonderful way to break up concrete paving blocks.
2. A scented walkway planted up with colourful grasses in bold contrasting colours can transform a plain garden path into a wonderful sensual experience.
3. A spiral pathway descending down a slope in the garden provides easy access to all levels. Have steps hugging a galvanised steel frame.
Concrete steps can be filled with granite chips, and the edges softened with elegant plants and grasses.
4. A casual winding garden path as a layer of pea gravel lay over a sand base.
Concrete cobbles winding through the garden and edged with ground-hugging plants add an interesting display along the way.
Different varieties of mounding grasses define the path and add interest and texture.
5. Leading from the entrance to the front door, astamped concrete path textured with multi-coloured sand for colour and texture.
The sharp edges of the concrete path can be softened by plantings of low-growing shrubs and grasses.
6. A long, straight path, topped with gravel can be edged with aromatic lavender.
Planting up a path or walkway with scented plants or herbs is a wonderful way to add texture, colour and sensory delight.
7. Concrete paving blocks are an affordable way to create a quick and easy garden path.
You will find concrete paving blocks in various sizes at your local Builders Warehouse, as well as a selection of interesting plants for adding interest to path edges.
A spiral pathway descending down a slope in the garden provides easy access to all levels.
8. Grass circles appearing as floating on a river ofgrey gravel chips that wind through the garden.
As an alternative to grass, Dura Turf is an artificial grass that requires no maintenance; no watering, no fertilising or mowing, and is ideal for this type of installation.
9. Concrete cobbles winding through the garden and edged with ground-hugging plants add an interesting display along the way. You can also plant cobbles with colourful ground covers and low-growing, scented herbs to dress up a cobbled pathway.
10. Gravel, stones and pebbles are permeable paving materials that allow for natural water run-off.
Use these materials where areas tend to get waterlogged or where water tends to pool in the rainy season. - Janice Anderssen
Article courtesy of www.home-dzine.co.za