Garden PathTraditional Landscape, Newark

This garden pathway links the front yard to the backyard area. Perennials and shrubs bloom throughout the season providing interest points that change from week to week. Creeping thyme and other flowering plants fill in the spaces between the irregular stone pathway.

Inspiration for a large traditional backyard stone formal garden in Newark. —  Houzz
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k139130 wrote:August 2, 2013
  • Ida
    I have seen recycled concrete used in same way as flag or bluestone. I looks great and much less expensive
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    The Todd Group
    There are many new concrete products on the market that look great and are cooler on bare feet than natural stone.
paradise1120 wrote:February 16, 2013
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    The Todd Group
    The stones are set onto a fine gravel mix, not sand. Thanks for your interest.
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    The Todd Group

    We use a product called grit to dry lay our paths. The gravel in between the stones is a 1/4 or 3/8 inch crushed granite based on the space per the design. The granite is similar in look to pea gravel but more angular which allows them to sit more secure and kick up on the bluestone.

    Thank you for the kind words.

grace703 wrote:August 19, 2012
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    The Todd Group
    The stones are set on a fine gravel, not sand. There is a selection of creeping thyme and other low spreading plants placed in the gravel to soften the edges of the stone.
  • shareena0

    I put down a similar pathway with natural stone, but mine requires more to keep the stones from shifting. Not necessarily polymeric sand, maybe masonry sand?

corneliav wrote:February 8, 2015
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    The Todd Group

    It's Mazus Repatans.

littlegram wrote:June 25, 2013
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    The Todd Group
    They averaged about 2 feet. Used as accents and not intended to fill the entire space.

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Laura Gaskill added this to Let the Fresh Air In! 7 Ways to Make the Most of This WeekendApril 24, 2018

6. Make your garden a little less thirsty. Whether you live in a region with too much or too little water, improving drainage and conserving water are important. Consider laying a path of gravel and pavers or planting a rain garden for landscaping that’s water-wise and beautiful.6 Projects to Create Beautiful, Water-Saving Outdoor Spaces

Annie Thornton added this to 6 Projects to Create Beautiful, Water-Saving Outdoor SpacesApril 11, 2017

2. Lay a Path of Pavers and GravelGarden paths made of pavers and gravel are not only attractive, they’re also Earth-friendly, as their loose gravel joints allow water to drain directly back into the soil rather than running off to a drain required by hardscape materials such as solid concrete and mortared brick. Cost: Cost varies widely depending on materials and size of the path. Landscape designer Zach Hammaker of ZH Design advises clients to budget between $25 and $50 per square foot for a professionally installed path. This range of cost includes materials and the installation. See the full project

Lauren Dunec Design added this to What to Know About Installing a Walkway of Pavers and PebblesOctober 13, 2016

Project: Installing a walkway of pavers and pebblesWhy: To create a welcoming front walkway, connect garden areas or provide an invitation to explore It’s a good project for you if: Pathways of pavers and gravel can be problem solvers in gardens that receive a lot of rain. Rather than running off a hardscape area, rainwater trickles between the gaps in the gravel and stays on site. “It you have drainage problems and need to maintain porosity and pervious surfaces,” says landscape designer Zach Hammaker of ZH Design, “nothing beats [gravel].”A walkway with pavers and pebbles may not be for everyone. Compared with a smooth surface, stone and gravel pathways can be more difficult to navigate for wheelchairs, walkers and strollers. Proper installation with a nice, firm base can make it much easier for wheels to move across the surface without sinking or jolting. “I can easily roll my full yard waste can over it,” says landscape designer Cathy Edger of Edger Landscape Design, in reference to a pathway made of gravel installed on base rock.

Laura Gaskill added this to 15 Ideas for a Stunning Garden PathMarch 4, 2015

14. Broken bluestone path. Irregularly shaped bluestone set into a fine gravel mix is a classic combination that works with many garden styles. Creeping thyme fills in the gaps between stones, while perennials and shrubs were chosen to bloom at different points throughout the season, so there is always something delightful to look at along the path.

Debra Prinzing added this to How to Turn a Side Yard Into a Glorious Garden RoomJune 23, 2012

A gently curved flagstone path draws pedestrians from the front yard, through the spacious side garden, toward the rolling lawn in the distance. An opening in a row of trees frames the view. Within this side garden, however, there are plenty of beautiful plant combinations that provide interest. From the flowering thyme in and around the flagstones to the repeating mounds of perennials (irises and lady's mantle) and soft shrubs (azaleas), the design is inspired and appealing.

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betskaufman added this to Landscape IdeasJanuary 30, 2020

like this but used broken concrete instead?

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