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One crucial element of a beautiful landscape is curb appeal. The most stunning homes make the boldest statements just by their curb appeal. But do you know that having a beautiful garden inside holds importance just as much as how the exterior looks? 

Most gardens adorn various landscaping elements to create a beautiful space and a unique experience. One technique to create an experience is adding walkways in your garden. The walkways will serve as a path for people to follow as it connects different areas of your garden or landscape. Below are ways you can follow as a guide to building a beautiful garden path.

Assess your garden. First and foremost, take a good look at your garden. From there, you can visualize the garden you want. The garden paths that you will be installing will lead to the different areas of your garden that you like to emphasize. Once you have a clear vision, you can finally start working on the actual garden path.

Choose a garden path to your liking. Then, pick a material to place on your walkways based on the vision you want to achieve for your garden. Now there are numerous options to choose from. Depending on the pros and cons of each material, weigh which ones are fine with you. You can also select a paver that will work well with your garden aesthetically or functionally. 

Gravel, mulch, brick, wood, grass, and flagstone are some of the most popular path choices for the garden. Each kind brings a different feel to your garden and even serves some unique functions. 

Be creative. Don't be afraid to tap on your creative side and think of ways to elevate fun in the walkways. However, critical thinking also plays a part since you have to consider everything else aside from making a creative garden. For example, sometimes, the ground isn't leveled the same and sloping down. Also, think beyond how it looks when you imagine it would be best. It's equally important to know how the pavement will look when it gets wet during the rainy season or when it snows in winter.

Consider the traffic. Walkways and garden paths are created to lead people around your garden. This means they will sometimes take on severe traffic and contribute to the paver's wear and tear. Gardening materials and tools are also forms of traffic so if you are using tools frequently, better lean towards using a more durable paver and stay away from grass garden paths.

Maintenance. Everything in your garden will need care one way or another. Because of this, you should know how much and how often maintenance of your chosen garden path will be required. 

Building a beautiful garden path is both an exciting and challenging activity, but the reward sure is fulfilling. Installing the pavers is not something you can finish in a day since the difficulty of laying them down in your garden varies. However, you will have less to worry about if you consult the professionals and let them do the intimidating tasks for you. Call us here at Medford Landscape Design

Medford Landscape Design is a highly regarded and respected full-service landscaping company on the North shore.

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