Walk This Way - Walkway Ideas To Inspire Spring Projects
Adding an interesting walkway to the front of your home is a great way to add curb appeal as well as increase your home's value.
In the next couple of newsletters, we'll show you some great walkway ideas to help inspire you and fuel your creativity for those spring projects.
Walkways That Make Noise
Visual appeal is a great thing to consider, but many folks are craving an audio element with their walkways. Some folks just want to hear a "crunch" when they are walking to the front of their home. Pea gravel walkways provide a satisfying sound and work especially well for country and cottage settings. Consider using a solid edging to keep stones from escaping and landscape fabric to keep the weeds at bay.
Flagstone walkways from quarried stone are unmatched for natural beauty. To keep costs down, find an indigenous stone to your area to avoid inflated shipping costs. Using large, flat stones is a great way to create an even, attractive walkway to your home. Consider leaving three to four inch gaps between the rocks and planting herbs between them. Find herbs that are tough and can be walked on - thyme, oregano, and chamomile are good ground cover options that will release a nice, welcoming scent when walked on.
Boxwoods and Brick
This timeless combination has been around for centuries. This walkway looks especially good with older, traditional settings. Remember both elements will need maintenance and upkeep. Over time brick walkways may settle and buckle, creating an uneven walkway - to remedy, pry out individual bricks and reset them adding new sand. Boxwood looks great when trimmed and maintained. Trim this evergreen often to keep it under control!