How to construct path

How to construct path

Besides the main functional loading, garden paths on the country site play also decorative role. They are one of basic elements of landscaping. Beautifully and accurately laid out paths give to the site well-groomed and cozy look. Quite possible to make garden paths on the country site the hands.

It is required to you

  • - Pegs;
  • - shovel;
  • - tape measure;
  • - gravel;
  • - sand;
  • - cord;
  • - geotextiles.


1. Choose material for path. It is possible to make path of the most various material. All paths can be separated conditionally into three views - soft, rigid and combined. Sand, pebble, wood chip or crushed stone will be suitable for creation of soft paths. For rigid use paving slabs, concrete, tree, natural stone or clinker brick. The combined paths combine soft and strong textures. The choice of any given material depends only on your preferences and financial opportunities.

2. Define assignment of path. Thickness of the used material depends on it. Material 4-6 cm thick quite will be suitable for walking paths. For finishing of the parking, economic platforms or ceremonial entrance it is necessary to use material not less than 8-10 cm thick.

3. Prepare the path basis. Determine the desirable width of path and make marking. Remove the turf and top soil on depth of 10-15 cm. Root out or cut off roots of plants, level trench and make bias for water drain. Lay geotextiles or roofing material on trench bottom. Fill up gravel with sand or crushed stone. Water and carefully stamp.

4. Lay the material chosen for paving. Depending on the material chosen by you it will keep within or directly on sandy basis, or on cement and concrete. Concrete slabs keep within directly on the sand basis. The natural stone, paving slabs and brick are put on cement slurry. If as material for paving you have chosen tree - surely process it special means from rotting.

5. Make borders. They not only will decorate your paths, but also will protect edges of footpath. It is possible to make borders of natural stone, brick, concrete or tree. The paths decorated with border will have the well-groomed and finished appearance.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team