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We all love a garden path… whether winding or straight…neat as a pin, or overgrown with plants, garden paths lead our eye through a garden, and add charm and focus as well. Every garden needs a good pathway. If you are not in need of an actual walkway through your garden, consider a path to lead to a focal point, around garden beds to make the yard look larger, or simply to nowhere in particular to add some structure and design elements. Here are five great DIY garden paths you can do this weekend!

See our post – Stepables: Perfect Plants for Paths and Walkways

This path is a real money saver… it only uses a small amount of large stone for the focal point of the path, then fills with inexpensive gravel.

Garden path stone gravel


Here is a simple yet effective gravel garden path with instructions and tutorial via

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Stone pavers can be cut into the lawn easily and creates a natural look for any yard. Lay each paver on the lawn in its place, then cut around the stone into the sod with a sharp knife. Remove the sod, then drop the stone into it’s place.

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Stone path in lawn


This pathway was created by Funky Junk Interiors from recycled pallets. See how they created their pallet walkway.

Pallet pathway


Simple and easy if you have access to a saw and tree logs!

Wood slice garden path


This path has a more modern vibe, and is created with gravel and modern tiles with small ornamental grasses planted throughout.

Modern pathway

Image Credits: freshome, plasmatics-life, Architectural Garden Designs, sunset, Yard and a Half, Funky Junk Interiors, Domesticated Nomad, Living Colour


  1. Missio Terra November 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Love these ideas…thank you for sharing! Will be pinning…

  2. Pamela July 3, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I did the pallet walkway but with 2×8 that were very weathered but flat. I used decking sealer but still the boards are curling up on the ends. Any ideas how to fix it?


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