A zealous owner, who has a summer cottage or lives in a private house, tries to equip not only his house, but also to improve the territory adjacent to it. After all, the yard, garden and garden are an integral part of a comfortable life.
But, when landscaping a personal plot, one should proceed not only from rationality, but also pay attention to aesthetics. Therefore, science is so popular now – landscape design. She gives many useful recommendations for decorating gardens.
And one of the elements of landscape design are garden paths. No matter how chic your garden is and what functional feature it brings. In any case, in every garden there will be paths that you walk on. But how convenient these paths are – and there is an important design question.
Stopping only on the usual functionality of the garden path is not worth it. Landscape designers recommend treating this element of the site as a decorative detail. After all, it will bring its own zest to the surrounding landscape. And this is a reason for a good mood.
In addition, by making your site more civilized, you will “kill” several birds with one stone. Firstly, during the rain (or immediately after it), you do not have to stomp on the dirty “slurry”. So – less “nuts” and cleaner shoes. Secondly, garden paths prevent the soil from eroding, which therefore prevents subsidence of the soil. Yes, and it is much more convenient to clear the paved paths from snow and ice than the trampled paths. It is worth buying street lamps to illuminate the path, because stumbling in the dark is very unpleasant.
But, equipping garden paths, nevertheless, the main bet should not be made on an aesthetic appearance. The main factor in the selection of materials for creating a track should be its functional affiliation. So, when laying the foundation for a garden path, first of all, consider the loads that it will have to withstand (pedestrians or traffic, for example).
Therefore, such an element of landscape design as a garden path should be treated as a serious engineering structure. It is best if the design of garden paths is immediately included in the project for the development and improvement of the backyard plot. In this case, it will be more convenient to form the garden itself by planting trees and shrubs in pre-designated places, framed by garden paths. Yes, and the paths themselves are recommended to be decorated with curb plantings, giving them a certain completeness.