An extensive and strategic collection of pathways throughout your landscape can make your property accessible. However, your backyard currently may not have many pathways. Getting around the landscape may require walking on dirt, grass, mulch, or even groundcover plants. A smart move is to hire landscapers who can create ideal pathways throughout your backyard.
Determining where to put them is an important part of adding pathways. Starting with your existing backyard features is a worthy plan because you may know that you feel confident about wanting these pathways. These paths will make it easier to expand the system because you can add branching pathways that lead to other areas and features around the backyard.
Along with choosing path locations, you also want to consider the design and material. For instance, you might want to mesh the paths with your backyard's existing color and design scheme. Another option is to use brand-new pathways as the beginning of a new style. Landscapers can show you various samples to help you pick one that works well for your needs.
When you put in pathways, you want to protect them to preserve their condition and maximize their longevity. A landscaping company can inspect your backyard to determine potential risk factors. An excellent example is trees with expansive root growth systems because both deep and shallow roots can cause damage to pathways when they start growing into them.
Groundcover plants will likely not cause damage, but they can make a mess of pathways when starting onto them. So, you can work with landscapers to remove fast-growing groundcover plants near the pathways and leave only the slow-growing ones that are easy to manage.
Groundcover plants are not the only things that can cause problems for pathways. Also, trees are worth your attention beyond root growth. A smart move is to consider removing messy trees or building pathways away from them to minimize debris buildup on the paths. This step will greatly reduce how often you have to clean your pathways for your family to use them.
Trees known for weak and brittle branches may also be worth removing, especially when branches hang over the pathways. This process will eliminate the risk of getting injured from a branch falling onto the path, which will benefit both your family and guests.
Hire professional landscapers to create a functional and well-protected pathway system throughout your backyard.
Contact a landscaping company to learn more.
When I was young, I loved helping my mother in the garden. Our yard was filled with plants and flowers that she kept in immaculate condition. Once I was an adult and bought my first home, I learned that there was much more to landscaping a yard than I ever imagined! After a little trial and error planting a few flowers in my yard that died quickly, I realized the technology that is available to aspiring gardeners makes trial and error a thing of the past. After I found out what my "hardiness zone" was, I realized I was planting flowers made for much cooler climates, and I played around with software that let me design my yard very easily! I learned a lot throughout the experience, so I thought I would share my tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often to check out my new tips!