Pathways and walkways should be part of any well-designed landscape because they serve many functions. Walkways guide people from one location to another and define your landscape in different areas while connecting them as well.

Not only will a walkway lead to different areas, but it should also offer an inviting aesthetic with the materials used. If you currently have a worn path in your yard, it may be time to install a walkway to freshen up your outdoor space and elevate your lawns appearance.

Walkway Ideas to Consider

●      Front door walkways.

A walkway that leads to the front door is welcoming for both you and your guests. You can add colourful plants or beautiful blossoms along the way to engage the senses, and you can choose to have a straight walkway if you simply want its function to be getting from here to there. This is not the only option, however; you can choose to include a curve or use the right materials to make a statement, even if you decide to install a simple walkway.

●      Backyard Paths and Walks.

Do you want to elevate the appearance of your backyard and make this space more functional? Consider adding backyard paths because this would allow you to stroll through your outdoor space and you can enjoy your surroundings. You can create curved paths and beautiful plants to emphasize your landscape. A curved path will also allow you to slow down and take in the beauty of your surroundings.

Walkway Materials

A professional landscaping company will consider your lifestyle and the architecture of your home to recommend the best materials. They will also consider your aesthetic preferences and will help create a beautiful walkway based on this information. Natural stone is one option you can consider, as are pavers, which are very popular because they are versatile.

The best walkway materials to consider:

  1. Paver. Concrete pavers are very popular for front entries and pathways leading to patios and you will have a ton of options in terms of size, shape, texture, and color. Concrete pavers are durable and beautiful which means they can complement any style of home. Additionally, they can be used for angular or curvilinear paths, and you won’t have to worry about your walkway developing jagged cracks over time.
  2. Flagstone. This material will provide you with a more upscale look and is both beautiful and durable. Each piece has a unique shape which is why setting flagstone takes more time and is more expensive. Some homeowners enjoy a rustic appearance and want each stone to retain its natural shape while others prefer a more formal approach where the stones are cut to shape for tight joints and smooth borders.
  3. Stepping stone. This offers a lower profile walkway option and can use flagstone or concrete pavers. Stepping stones are placed at an optimal distance apart to ensure a comfortable stride and these stones can be placed on lawns, mulch, and synthetic grass. The materials are not continuous and are more affordable as a result.
  4. Gravel. This is another popular option because it is budget-friendly and looks great in every yard. Gravel can be used for walkways because it compacts nicely and does not move underfoot.
  5. Cedar chip. If you are looking for a very affordable way to incorporate a walkway, cedar chip is a solution you can consider if you want to keep your feet out of the soil. Cedar chips are installed above landscape fabric to ensure the materials do not migrate down into the soil below. This is a great low-budget option if you need something fast and affordable.

Elevate your Home with Shclager

Are you interested in completing a hardscape landscaping project for your home? The experts at Schlager Excavating & Haulage can transform your outdoor space! We will design and install your new walkway, and you can trust our landscape professionals to provide all your landscaping needs. Our team will always provide the desired results, whether you want a functional walkway or a wandering path.

A beautiful outdoor walkway will elevate the appearance of your outdoor space.

You can contact us today to get started on your next landscaping project!