One of the most important parts of your house’s landscape design are paths and walkways. Paths not only have a lot of functionalities, but they can also lead to many places. To further this, there are various design options that can be used for differing functions. Of course, their primary function is to guide people from one place to another. They can also provide a welcome aesthetic quality, however, both in the walkway’s materials themselves and in any plants that line its sides. Furthermore, walkways in the front or back yard will protect your gardens against foot traffic and make them look healthy and lovely.
Many ways exist for designing paths or walkways based on their functionality and your goals for what you want your yard to look like. A front yard path should be welcoming from the sidewalk to the front door of your home. As your visitors follow your walkway to your front door you can add fragrant plants, like roses or lavender, to give them a welcoming scent.
A route mainly designed to get you from A to B may be only a straight line, but the route can be curved for scenic strolling. Along this curved scenic route one can plant varying eye catching and beautiful shrubbery and flowers. Usually a curved path with numerous plantings slows down the walker and allows them to enjoy the walk more instead of trying to just get to the destination as quickly as possible. Such trails are perfectly suited for gardens and other recreational areas of the yard. As you can see, various path planning and planting strategies should be used based on the objective of the path and the anticipated behavior of its walkers.