Throw Your Path a Curve
Create a charming, meandering path out of brick pavers. Use a brick saw to cut 4-in x 8-in pavers to fit, then hold them in place with paver edging. Use offsetting joints in a running-bond pattern, as on this path, to improve durability and get a classic look. The rich red color is a beautiful accent to garden beds and a natural addition for homes that already have some brick details.
Flagstone-style pavers, like these Prism concrete stone pavers, are typically designed to fit together in a regular pattern. To show off their irregular shapes, leave space in between for sand or grass. Create a wide pathway that’s ready for traffic by digging out a path and laying a base, as for bricks. Or build a loose pathway for one by laying single widely spaced flagstones. Note: Color selection varies by market.
Create clean lines and a structured path with these square concrete pavers laid in even rows. Set the square pavers directly into the ground using tamped sand as a base to level the individual stones. The pavers look especially striking when laid in graphic patterns with grass between the stones.
Mulch gives you plentiful options with its rich color, easy installation, and flexibility. It’s simple to lay in curvy or straight paths. Though you still need to dig out a path, you won’t need to cut pavers or lay a base. Maintain a deep color on your path by replacing mulch annually. Note: Color selection varies by market.
Pave the Way to a Lasting Path
Flatter your home. Choose a material and color that suits your home’s paint and architectural style.
Lay the right base. Research what type of base is right for your region. Some types of soil need gravel and sand as a substrate.
Keep it up. Paths might need occasional attention, especially at the end of winter. If needed, freshen mulch to maintain your path’s looks, or add more sand between pavers.