Rules of design and installation of garden paths with their own hands

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Landscape Design
16 May 2016

wonderful complement design gardening area can be made with their own hands garden paths.Very popular trails of concrete, plastic, stone.They are quite unpretentious and easy to install.However, you need to have certain skills and knowledge to economical use of material, while making high-quality and durable finish.Garden paths in the photo may be a good source of inspiration.


Design features garden paths ↑

Duringarrangement infield arises the need to create tracks.Note that the intensity of movement affects the shape and width of the element landscaping.Winding paths and asymmetrical one person can go to the very depths of the garden.Their width is at least 45 cm. In the central track, which crosses the garden leads to the swimming pool or barbecue should be placed a few people.The optimal width of 1 - 1.2 meters.

Form for the center track, as a

rule, choose the right, it visually reduces the space and treasured recreation area will look a little closer.The paths of economic destination, connecting the house and buildings such as workshop, shed, should allow them to spend a wheelbarrow.It is better to design the width of 60-80 cm.

Design garden paths, it is important to combine harmoniously with the overall style of the house, flower beds, gardens.It is not necessary pile plot trails.Optimally, if the total length of the tracks does not exceed 20% of the gardening area.

garden path
necessary to try to make all the elements of landscape design in harmony with each other

Types of paths and options trails ↑

tracks in the garden area is divided into three main categories:

  • rigid (made of concrete, wood, plastic, natural stone, clinker);
  • soft (made using pebbles, sand, gravel, wood chips);
  • combined (combines both hard and soft texture).

sidewalks of stone come in several forms.The simplest option - it is the path of fine material such as pebbles, gravel or dropouts.Ennoble this track, putting her individual stones or limestone paving slabs on the sides split mixborders, lawn or establish a border.

Another type of garden path is the "Swedish trail", where 1 step 1 has to a large rock.They are placed at ground level or just 1 cm above it.Sand bed can be done under every stone, or the entire path and then fill in the gaps with soil and sow the lawn grass.Often gardeners for "Swedish trails" artificial stones made of concrete, which the next day give the outlines of these boulders.

To create a track in the garden with their hands most often used are natural stones: gabbro, granite, basalt, labradorite, sandstone.Laying process is to create a dense pattern without large gaps.To do this, first used the largest stones, then the middle and at the end fill holes and cracks with gravel.This is the order of masonry provides the most balanced view of the garden path.

paths from natural stone
With natural stone, you can create a very beautiful and comfortable walking paths

Garden trails of plastic and concrete

Lately very popular garden paths made of plastic.This is not surprising, because the material is durable, looks nice, and caring for them is minimal.And to pave the path is not difficult, because it's going to the constructor.To track interface elements with borders, lawns and other decorative structures are special corners, expanders, sills.

monolithic track concrete durable and unpretentious.Ennoble them with colored mosaics, ceramics, pieces of ceramic tile, limestone.Also, concrete can be added colorant.The gap between the plates after they are completely dry after 2 - 3 days unpretentious seeded lawn grass.To create a monolithic concrete elements necessary to bring down the trail wooden formwork, which is filled with a solidified mixture.

Materials Track
The slightly hardened concrete layer can be attached to a variety of materials that will make the path more aesthetic

very popular tile for garden paths.Make it with vibropressovki vibrocasting or in forms matrices.Paving slabs - a product made of cement, filler and special additives.If desired, and there are certain skills you can make it with your own hands.For this purpose polystyrene formwork factory dimensions of 60 x 60 cm. This form is universal for garden paths and perfectly fit in any angle.Formwork of polystyrene should be lubricated with machine oil, which will allow easy enough to remove it.

forms of polystyrene
Formulations of polystyrene allow you to create beautiful and practical elements paths

Features laying of tracks in the area ↑

Correct garden paths are made up of sandy base material for paving, curbs, and, if necessary, drain.The work begins with the digging of the trench width of the proposed trails.The depth remove up to 15 cm of soil.Then the bottom can pave geotextile, roofing material, which prevents germination of weeds.The base of the track - a layer of crushed stone, gravel, broken bricks and sand.It should be carefully compacted pre-irrigation water.

foundation is laid on top of the base material for paving, which, if necessary, reinforced concrete or cement.Borders give well-groomed trails.They are made of brick, natural stone, concrete curbs, wooden bars impregnated with an antiseptic.Stacking garden paths requires a small bias in the 1-4%, allowing rain water does not stagnate.In addition to raw sections used trays, ladders, boxes performs the role of drainage.

Track layers
When laying the material is very important to carefully track to stamp each layer.

basic material for secondary and walking paths, laid on a sandy base, without concrete must be 4 to 6 cm in thickness.This allows you to hold the weight of a man pushing a loaded cart.For entry into the garage or on the economic area the optimum height of paving material is more than 7 - 10 cm.

Video Review garden paths ↑

Considering the sidewalks with their hands in the photo, you can learn a lot of interesting ideas on the creation and decoration of such an essential elementgardening area.It must be remembered that the qualities of the coating will last a long path, if installation materials made correctly.