Pathways and walkways have different functions in the well-designed landscape. Simply put, walkways are meant guide people from one place to another. They can also serve to define the different areas of your landscape while also connecting and unifying them.
Walkways serve many functions and can lead to many places. A well-designed walkway should also provide a welcome aesthetic quality in the materials used and the landscape around it. A walkway can replace a well worn path in the lawn and keep the lawn looking fresh.
A walkway leading to the front door should welcome your visitor. The addition of colorful plants or fragrant blossoms along the way engages the senses. If the function of your walkway is to just get from here to there, a straight line is a good choice, but it does not need to be boring. When the right materials are chosen a simple walkway will make a statement.
If it is as much about the trip as the destination, you want a bit of meandering for the stroll. A curved path can present new vistas around every turn. Plantings along the walkway will emphasize the sweep of the landscape. The changing view will slow down the traffic. A focal point hidden around a curve is a surprise. Perfect in the garden or leisure areas of the yard and effective in any size lot.
Your landscape designer will consider your lifestyle and the architecture of your home when recommending the walkway material. Engineered pavers come in a large variety of sizes, textures, and colors. Natural stone is always an option, but the versatility of pavers makes them the most popular choice. Natural stone like bluestone, flagstone, or limestone is often used for stepping stones, a more informal look.
Trust our landscape professionals to design, specify, and install the right walkways for your landscape. Whether a wandering path or a functional walkway; formal or informal, our experience will lead you in the right direction.
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