Lightening up the hardscape doesn’t mean losing heavy-duty function. This path, comprised of large flagstones set in a mortar bed with planted joints, is the primary path to the entry porch. Don’t let its naturalistic look fool you. It delivers all the necessary functions of an entry path: It looks great, clearly delineates the route to the front door, allows visitors to walk two abreast, keeps your shoes clean, provides sure footing and can handle a loaded refrigerator dolly. Plus, it requires fewer materials to install than a harder path.