Walkways are an important part of front yard landscaping. They’re the first thing visitors see when approaching your home (even before they get to the front door), which makes the driveway and front walk the keys to maximizing curb appeal.
Whether you’re looking for a new design for your front entry, a solution for your side yard or you just want to add stepping stones in your garden, check out these great ideas for walkways and pathways.
Concrete isn’t just a drab gray anymore. Color additives, surface polishes, stamps, and engraving are all new ways to show off your eclectic style. Plus, concrete is a fairly inexpensive choice and is easy to do yourself with a little bit of research to stay within budget.
Although these look much like a brick walkway, concrete can be stained and etched to mimic for favorite materials. This is a great way to keep your weeding to a minimum.
STEPPING STONE PATH
Finding the stone, laying out the design and create a destination at the end of the path by placing a pair of chairs, a birdbath or a dwarf tree where the stones end.
Pavers can really dress up your walkway and are an excellent choice for more formal areas. Though pricey relative to other materials, pavers require less maintenance and upkeep than many other options that cost less.
Asphalt has more give than concrete, making it a good choice for cold climates, and is easily patched and repaired.
These stones are set as to suggest they are rising from their grassy surroundings rather than having been placed as such. Changing the perspective and way many materials are used can provide an entirely new look to your landscaping design.
Of all walkway ideas, the traditional bluestone path stands out for its timeless appearance and appeal. The granite landing and the walkway is full color, natural cleft bluestone.
Take a walk on the wild side and instead of placing straight lines in perpendicular placements, put them at angles to one another. This is an unexpected look and provides more than just a walkway, but also a new visual focal.
Gravel isn’t just for driveways. On the contrary, it’s the basis for many walkway ideas popular among DIYers for their low cost and welcoming, informal look.
Whether you live in the country or in the city, the many hues and texture natural wood lend to both rustic and contemporary design compliment almost any landscape or house architecture.
A beautiful walkway will greatly enhance your home’s curb appeal and provide a way for you and guests to get to your front door. You’ll want the walkway to look nice and be easy to walk on since it will serve as an entrance to your home. Whether it will lead straight to your front door, or to a small courtyard garden or porch, there are many design options for front yard walkways.