A lush, beautiful green lawn is something to be proud of. But, there is so much more that you can do with that lawn to make it a sight to behold. Create a more dynamic landscape with curved walkways and colored gravel. They provide a convenient path to the house and accent the lawn and the rest of the landscape surrounding it.
There are so many ideas for curved walkways, you want to take the time to design yours so that it adds the perfect touch to your outdoor space. Landscape designers will advise you to make sure you design a walkway with large curves. Small or tight curves will not look right.
The best place to get ideas quickly is the Internet. Take a few moments to browse photographs that come up for curved walkways and colored gravel. You will get lots of inspiration.
As for the design for your home, start by considering the length of the yard or space you have to work with. Where does the walkway start and where will it end? How far away from your home will the pathway be?
Get an idea of how wide you will make your walkway. Ideally, you want enough space for two people to walk along the path side by side. Most designs completed by professionals will start with a greater width than the path contains in its middle. The minimum for the pathway should be at least four feet.
When creating the curves for your design you could have a large, sweeping curve or you might have several that alternate directions. For the multiple curve design, you need a large yard or the open space will cause the curves to look too small.
Installing your walkway is easy to do on your own or you can hire a professional landscape company to do it for you. If you choose to use colored gravel instead of flagstones, for instance, this makes it possible to install a beautiful walkway without the help of a professional. This is because you just must dig the path a few inches deep to accommodate the pebbles. Shaping your walkway is also relatively easy when you use gravel.
Gravel works for any climate even cold climates. The walkway will need a base. This can be created with stone dust or by laying landscape fabric down. For gravel walkways, use galvanized steel for edging as this offers the greatest stability while also allowing you the greatest flexibility. You can also use wood, bricks or cedar for the edging. A budget-friendly option is plastic edging.
The choice to install the pathway is yours. Either you can install it yourself in about one weekend, or you can hire a local landscape company to help you.
Curved walkways add a touch of class and elegance as well as dimension to your yard thereby enhancing your beautiful lawn. They also provide a convenient walkway to access your home no matter what the weather is like. Start designing your walkway with colored gravel now.