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Garden Path and Patio Ideas

Garden Path and Patio Ideas

Give your outdoor space a new stylish edge by plotting in a patio or weaving in a walkway.

It's a good idea to try and match your pathway to your patio paving. This will allow the same style and design to flow throughout your garden, bringing all the landscaping elements together.

There are so many material options for paths and patios, from gravel and bark, to bricks and paving slabs. The style and materials you use can make a big difference to the overall look and feel of your outdoor area, so we’ve put together a few of our favourite designs to help give you a little inspiration…

Decorative Chippings

Decorative chippings can make a simple, quick and easy to install pathway. Available in a great variety of shapes and sizes, they are an ideal option for both modern and traditional gardens. Simply line the edges of your pathway with narrow gravel boards, then fill the path with your chosen chippings and then rake it out evenly.

Paving Stones

Paving stones come in a variety of colours and textures, which are perfect for building garden patios or even laying as stepping stones. One of our best-selling paving options is the Marshalls Arrento range. It is one of the latest concepts in stylish contemporary paving and its high performance, water resistant surface makes it easy to clean, durable and very long lasting.

Railway Sleepers

Railway sleepers have a beautiful, modern, yet rustic feel. Their use in garden landscaping has been growing in popularity, because they can be used in a number of ways – from bordering flower beds to defining a pathway. Their natural charm makes them a great option for steps, either across a lawn or set in a bed of gravel.