walkways-1Walkways seem to always get overlooked when landscaping a lawn. We seem to consider the pools, patios, and plant selections, but then we neglect to consider how to connect the different spaces within our landscape. By ignoring walkways, a garden can become disjointed because of the lack of thought put into the transitions and connections.

Walkways not only guide people through your yard, but they also play a large role in creating a mood. It’s important to determine whether you are trying to create a formal or informal feeling.walkway2

You’ll need to make a number of important decisions regarding shape, dimensions and materials, which can range from simple gravel to decorative stamped concrete. Also consider your budget, the desired traffic flow, the amount of foot traffic your walkway will receive, and safety.