5 Tips to Elevate Your Pathways

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Installing a pathway is the perfect way to elevate your outdoor space from boring to the talk of the neighborhood. With their whimsical feel and endless design options, pathways are a true classic for a reason. They divide your outdoor space and provide the variety and personality you need to make your backyard look whole. If you’re thinking about installing a walkways with pavers in your backyard or want to revamp your current paths, then keep reading to see our 5 tips to upgrade your pathways.

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Installing walkways with pavers

With endless choices for colors, shapes, designs, and more, walkways with pavers are the perfect choice for any pathway. They’re extremely durable, meaning you only need to install them once to enjoy your pathway for decades to come. Though you’ll put more down on the front end, you’ll likely never have to repair or replace them. If they do become damaged, your manufacturer or installer will likely offer a warranty. With their low maintenance, high quality look, and permanent nature, pavers are a fantastic choice for any pathway.

Incorporating moss into your walkways with pavers

An often overlooked material, moss is a great way to bring a fairy tale feel to your backyard. Moss is an incredibly resilient and inexpensive plant, meaning you can transform your pathway with just a quick trip to the home improvement store. If you’re getting walkways with pavers put in, you can even have them installed with moss between the tiles. It’s a gorgeous technique that can be used for modern and rustic homes alike.

Adding a paver border

If you want to add a special touch to your pathway, adding a border is the way to go. Walkways with pavers on the border is a DIY project most people can tackle. Adding a border to your pathway creates a beautiful coherency between the walkway itself and the rest of your outdoor space. Instead of seeming like a random path was just slapped down, it creates a sophisticated, well planned out look. 

Test out your gardening skills

If you’ve got a green thumb, there’s no better way to upgrade your path than giving the surrounding flora some extra attention. Bringing color into your outdoor space instantly gives it life and personality, and a pathway is the perfect way to display it. Even if you live in a colder climate, you have options to enjoy your pathway’s garden year round. Introducing seasonal flowers, like mums during the fall, is a small touch that brings your pathway to the next level. One of the more cost efficient options, gardening is the perfect way to bring extra life to your pathway.

Light up the way

The right lighting can completely transform any outdoor space, new or old. Another one of our less expensive options, adding some light to your pathway not only makes it safer to traverse but adds an extra level of depth to its design. If you want something a little more permanent you can have lights installed into the pathway, or if you’re one for the environment you can find solar powered LEDs as well. There’s a world of options to fit any aesthetic.

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Pathways are a beautiful touch to add depth and character to any outdoor space. From simple to complex, classic to modern, there is a pathway to fit every home.  Feeling a littler nervous about moving forward?  Here are some great tips on how to pick a great paving contractor. If you want to make your backyard dreams a reality, then fill out the short form below and someone from our team will get back to you ASAP.

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