It is advisable to start garden planning with a garden path.
First you need to mentally lay it around the site (you can draw a diagram), then, decide on the material from which it will be made.
It is advisable to opt for stone or concrete blocks, but first things first.
It is very important to ensure that the path and the general appearance of the garden do not differ in style. If the site is dominated by greenery with flowers, then the path and fences must match. If everything is decorated in a classic style, then the path must be strict.
It is also important that both the garden path and all the fences do not differ from each other in a stylistic sense; in any case, they should be united by some decorative elements.
In the event that a decision is made to make the path an object of increased attention, then it is advisable to complete it in one piece, in order to distinguish it among all green spaces. If the track should only complement the overall style, then it should be laid as the entire site is arranged.
First, when designing a garden plot, you need to carefully consider the size of the path. First of all, it depends on the overall size of the site, but there are also standards that should not be deviated from. So, the width of a normal track should range from one meter to one and a half meters. If we are talking about a decorative track, then in order not to create the impression of clutter, it is customary to carry it in a size of up to half a meter.
It is important to lay the path along the shortest path, even if this does not correspond to an earlier completed project. This is because the main path should be comfortable and not too tiring for the owners, and narrow paths should easily "deliver" a pedestrian to the most secret corners of the site. No sharp corners or sharp turns are needed.
The paths should be arranged so that both edges slope in opposite directions. This is required so that water does not accumulate on them. In the event that the path is in a flower bed, it must be performed a little higher so that dirt does not accumulate on it.
Garden paths can be divided into several types: wooden, concrete, stone, as well as made of various materials at hand, for example, broken glass, pebbles, plastic bottle caps.
Concrete slabs are considered the most economical and the highest quality material for garden paths.
This type of track has many advantages, for example, frost resistance and wear resistance. They can last quite a long time. With the help of concrete slabs, you can make very extraordinary paths, because this material can be given a variety of shapes.
It is also possible to choose a material of almost any shade. The main thing here is to have time to add special dyes to the solution.
Concrete can look very good in a garden that is decorated in a classic style. It goes well with plastic and will also look pretty good with metal. This type of track is very good at clearing dirt. The only significant drawback is that if improperly designed, concrete may not have an entirely attractive appearance.
Paths made of natural natural stone are considered the most aesthetic.
And this is not surprising, because a stone that is buried in the grass or in the lawn looks very, very beautiful. But the disadvantage of this material is that it has a very high price for it, and it is difficult to process it. If it is necessary to replace the stones, this will not be easy.
When arranging a path from this material, it is advisable not to change its color and texture, because you can spoil what nature has created and deprive the material of its naturalness.
Creating a path from pebbles or rubble is the simplest and most economical option.
When creating this type of path, it is imperative to mark the boundaries and correctly calculate the amount of material required. This type of path is not suitable for every garden plot.
You can also arrange a brick path. But it has a lot of disadvantages.
First, it does not have good wear and impact resistance. Secondly, it requires additional, careful maintenance.
There are, however, advantages. It will look great in any garden thanks to its warm shades, it is also pleasing that it will be very easy to make a brick path, it does not require special skills.
None of the above materials can compare with wood.
Such a path will create a special atmosphere on the site. The tree must necessarily be treated with special agents that can repel moisture. Also, this material requires careful maintenance. It is also important to note that the paths made of wood do not have a long service life.
In any case, a DIY garden path will create a cozy atmosphere in your garden.