Nothing makes a home stand out more than a well-designed front walkway. A beautiful walkway is your house’s first impression to guests and you every time you come home. Your walkway may lead you from the front of the house to the back. Or, you can connect a stunning garden to your patio to create a relaxing oasis. It is important to remember that walkways function as a transition between spaces and enhance the style and mood of your home, adding to the curb appeal of your landscape. Here are some tips for planning a walkway on your property.
Your new walkway can be constructed from various materials designed to coordinate with and enhance your yard. Begin by looking into what materials are available and what works within your budget. You should also assess the possibility of any safety issues surrounding specific materials and consider your preference and aesthetic appeal. Carroll Landscaping is known for our creative designs and innovative hardscaping. The most common walkway materials include:
- Natural Stone
Consider Your Needs
When designing your walkway, consider what you will use the path for. You may need to change the width of your path depending on the amount of foot traffic. High-traffic areas are likely to require a wider path to allow people to pass easily without trampling your grass. A wider walkway can accommodate bikes, strollers, and other toys if you have children.
If you want to highlight your walkways, consider adding landscaping elements, such as plants or shrubs. Curving the walkway around a birdbath, water feature, or fountain adds a decorative and creative touch to your property. Incorporating paver stones makes your path appear more defined. However, you should avoid smooth stone or pavers on steep walkways since they can become slippery when wet.
Walkway lighting is used along the length of your walkways to keep people off the grass and on the path, even in the middle of the night. Landscape lighting adds to the charm of a walkway and invites family and guests outdoors for a relaxing stroll on a beautiful night. Illuminating your walkways also dramatically improves your property’s safety and increases your lawn’s health and longevity.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416