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Slate is an exceptional walkway material because it doesn't absorb water, isn't affected by direct sunlight and can stand up to extreme weather conditions. The subtle color palette coordinates nicely with most landscapes.
Bluestone is slightly different from slate in both look and composition, created by compacted tidal sediment in bodies of water that no longer exist. Bluestone makes a great walkway because its distinct grain allows it to be cut smoothly, while its weight and strength withstand a lot of use.
Combining materials creates the feel of a walkway that has always been there. This mixture of slate and brick looks well worn and aged.
Crushed stone is a fabulous, easy way to create a path with a satisfying underfoot crunch. Just make sure that you lay porous, draining polypropylene underneath the stone and edge it with brick, steel or large stones to keep your stones from migrating.
While using mortar is common with brick pathways, brick laid in sand is one of our favorite looks. It's very clean and holds up extremely well over time.
Perfection isn't necessary when building a path. These irregular pieces of slate add to the charming, cozy feel of this cottage. The path is welcoming and unassuming.
Short, delicate white impatiens are another option if you're looking to add interest to a shady walkway but don't want a lot of color.
A row of simple shrubbery flanking the walkway to your front door feels clean and classic. Boxwoods are a great choice for imitating the look of one cohesive hedge.