Real World Gardener Creating Stone Paths part 2 in Design Elements

June 27th, 2019

DESIGN ELEMENTS

Garden Path Series:Stone Paths

 

Garden paths are essential in anyone’s back or front yard but are you happy with your garden path or would you like one that is a bit less work to maintain?

Last week we mentioned the pros and cons of a gravel path which was the easiest to install and also the cheapest, but what about local stone in a path?

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Local stone can be sandstone, granite, slate bluestone or even limestone.

But what do you need to do to make this path?

Let’s find out

I'm talking with Landscape Designer, and, Director of Urban Meadows Jason Cornish.

There’s a few things to think about when putting in a stone path, chiefly the minimum size of stone which will prevent any trip or twisting injury. 

You need to be able to stand on the stone without thinking you'll overbalance.

The stones should also be placed so that it fits your walking gait.

You can use any local stone from your area, sandstone, granite, bluestone etc, which can look very nice in an informal setting more so than a formal setting.

There are a few pitfalls with putting in gravel or decomposed granite between the stones, so not advised to have it leading to your front door.

If you have any questions either for me or for Jason, drop us a line to realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675

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