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Creative Stone Paths

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I am headed out today to a local nursery to get ideas on creative stone paths. We have a pathway in our yard that leads to the pool area which consists of cement blocks my dad added over twenty five years ago. The grass grows in between and they are cracked and old. I love stone pathways that are flanked with gorgeous perennials and annuals. We didn’t do much landscaping last year but I am hoping to tackle a few small landscape projects this spring and summer.

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One of which will be creating a stone pathway, something casual, that leads to the pool. Here are some beautiful stone paths that have gotten me motivated to get started.

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Stepping Stones

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Stone Walkway

My dad would love this one below. He could ride right over the stones with the lawn mower. ha

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grass + stone pathway

flagstone pathway

Flagstone

I like the idea of flagstone and mulch but I am worried about the mulch ending up in the pool area.

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Stone and mulch

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garden path

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Circular pathway

Did you know that Lowes sells these circular stones? I had no idea.

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Circular Flagstone

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Stone and Wood Chips

I think the pathway we have now would look fabulous with flowering shrubs on either side like this one below.

garden stone pathHGTV 

My mom loves to see inspirational photographs of ideas before we get started on a project. She is a visual person like me, as is my dad. Although he would be completely satisfied living with a cement yard. No maintenance. Every landscaping project we do, I have to agree to maintain it. Most of the ideas and projects I love require some sort of maintenance. The price you pay for a beautiful yard right? Have a great weekend, I’m off to the nursery to scope out stone paths and flowers!

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8 Comments

  1. Just a heads-up, with those stone paths, it can be super-convenient to mow over them, but you want to make sure that you don’t let them sink too far into the ground (or get over-grown), as they tend to do over the course of time. Take it from someone who has spent the past two months digging up about 30-40 feet of garden path that had largely become grown-over in the past fifteen to twenty years. Let me just tell you, that’s back-breaking work! All the same, stone paths are so beautiful and well-worth the work and (occasional) upkeep!

  2. what is it about red??? That red gate had me instantly glued to it!!!

    Great inspiration photos!

  3. Lorna Nelsen says:

    I have put gravel and stone paths all over my garden. My best investment for keeping them weed free and in shape is a garden tourch.

  4. I set a stepping stone path last spring and it IS great for going over with the mower! This year I’m going to plant a garden next to it. Love all these inspiration pics!

  5. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen says:

    Jessica: I saw a post on Pinterest where they molded stepping stones to look like giant leaves. You might check that out. I think that would look beautiful in a garden.

  6. Thank you, thank you! You just saved me a ton of work. My hubbie wants to install a stone path, and I was planning on scouring the internet for ideas. Now I don’t have to. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Arlene Kalmbach says:

    Jessica
    Can you point me in the direction of where I can find instructions for the path you show in the photo with the red gate?

  8. We did a stepping stone pathway to our pool. We use smooth surface pebble/gravel in between instead of mulch, we also put down landscaping fabric underneath to keep grass/weeds from grown up through.