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I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.

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Create A Unique Path To Your Garden Using Paving Stones

by Charlotte White

If you are interested in making a garden path from your home to your garden, there are many options available to you. The first thing you need to do is consider the look you want the path to have. The following guide walks you through a few of the options that are available to you when it comes to making a beautiful path to your garden.

Create a Rustic Look

If you want your path to have a rustic look, you can have moss grow up between the pavers. You will need to remove all grass from the areas where you want the path to travel. Lay the pavers out with space between them. The space should be roughly half an inch in size so that the space is not so large that your foot can slip between the spaces. Plant moss between the pavers and water them on a daily basis. The moss needs a lot of moisture and be planted in shady areas in order to thrive.

Create a Finished Look

If you want to have a very finished look for your path, you can make sure there are no spaces between the pavers. Smooth the ground and then lay a paver where you want the path to start. Add mortar to the side of the paver and then press it firmly against the first paver you placed on the path. Continue repeating the same process until you have completed the first row of the path. Next, add mortar to the edge of the paver that will touch the first row. Press the paver to the path and then add mortar to the side of the next paver you plan to use and the edge that will touch the first row. Press it against the first paver over of the second row and the edge of the top row. Repeat the process with the rest of the rows.

Create a Modern Look

To create a modern looking garden path, flatten the ground and then lay out the pavers, leaving an inch between each paver. Once the pavers are arranged, pour small pebbles in the space between each paver. You need to be sure that the pebbles fill the space to the top edge of the pavers so that it creates a solid path for everyone to walk on when they are walking down to your garden.

Pavers are available in many different shapes and sizes. Take the time to consider the look that you want to make and then buy the pavers that will allow you to create the exact look you want to make at one of your local home improvement stores.

To learn more about paving stones, contact a company like T M Landscaping

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