Garden paths should be designed in a meandering fashion without using many straight lines or squared corners. Create a winding path that travels around the entire garden with helpful advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardens.
Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about how to design a garden path. Now a garden path is basically just any type of a way to get around your garden. And so the trick I have found with designing a garden path is never use straight lines or square lines. You want a meandering type of path. And in this area right here, I am wanting to put some garden paths in. And so, in order to design it, I need to design the flower beds around it, as well. If you just have lawn, a lot of times having a little path through the lawn doesn't look like very much. But if you have little garden beds in between, it's much more effective and much more beautiful. So if you have trees, too, you want to go around the trees and make a meandering path. You can build your path out of gravel or bricks or sawdust or mulch, or pretty much anything you can imagine. There's many ways to make your garden path. But when you're designing it, really take your time and think about the future. And if you've got a little tree right next to the path, you know it's going to get tall over the years. So design your garden path with the future in mind. And in your flower beds, too. You know over the years everything's going to multiply and get much larger. So when you're designing a garden path, make sure that you want to have focal points and different types of garden art, too, to enhance the path. And then that way, you can stroll along your garden path for many years to come.