48+ Awesome Pebble Garden Paths
Garden Design Ideas - Garden paths are important for garden decor, they help to create a mood. Stone paths are a great variant for a garden design close to nature, and pebbles are a fantastic idea! First of all, pebbles are easy to find, to handle and remind of sea. Second, it's very easy to make patterns of them, any that you like - from vignettes to snakes. The best idea is to put pebbles into concrete: the path would be stable and comfortable for walking. But if you like, you may just make some edges and just put pebbles on the earth, it would be unusual and great to walk along. Using pebbles for landscaping in your garden is a very natural idea that has several advantages comparing to other materials. Let's consider them all to find out if they fit your garden space or not.
Pros And Cons
Pebbles are durable, sustainable and ecological-friendly; stable for environmental activity; they have splendid decorative properties; are able to be used in different compositions along with boulders and organic mulch.
The disadvantage is that pebbles can be washed out during heavy rains; they are difficult to remove litter, dead leaves and weed, they can be taken away while walking on them and it's a bit harder to walk on pebbles than paved areas.
How To Install
Installing small rocks within your garden is not a problem: stones are relatively light weight and are sold by kilos in bags. Prepare the soil - dig a trench for your future rockery (5-10 cm), put black polypropylene, make a sand bedding and pour water on it. Then, when the sand is dry, you can scatter stones on your future rockery, leaving free spaces for plants. When the stones are installed, you can slightly press them against the ground with rubber sledgehammer. The only possible way to clean the pebbles is to sweep it with brush or to blow the litter and leaves out with the help of special garden equipment. But despite all those facts, pebbles are amazing for creating bold and catchy designs. Look for some ideas below and choose your pebble decor!