Sometimes, all it takes is building a backyard pathway to get your yard ready for entertaining. Pathways act like the backbone of the garden, they create structure without compromising the beauty of your yard. They are also a terrific way to connect different areas of the backyard without having to trudge through wet grass, or mud.
Again, pallets come to the rescue. The stained pallet panels can look really good next to green grass or dark stones. Idea from Funky Junky Interiors.
Tree stumps could be the perfect addition to your yard, and it is a great way to recycle. Idea from Bless My Weeds.
Brick is a garden pathway classic, change up the classic brick by altering the direction, or even the colors of the bricks!
Combine matching gravel and stone, and you have a stunning pathway.
Channel your inner artist and create a pathway out of pebble mosaic. Idea from This Old House.
Flagstone is an amazing landscaping tool. Combined with moss, it can create a beautiful garden pathway.
Instead of a plain pathway, Better Homes and Gardens thinks that painting numbers on the stepping stones is a better idea. Now you have a multi functional garden path!
If you are short on space to incorporate backyard lighting, you can make your garden pathway glow! Before you pour the cement to make your pathway, dump in some glow in the dark powder. Idea from eHow.
If you are combating a backyard with a hill, consider this idea from Ohio Thoughts. This requires more effort than some of the other ideas, but can definitely be worth it.
If you are looking to have a wide garden path, this could be a great idea for you. Use old wood to create frames, fill with gravel. You could even use pallet pieces to form the frames. Idea from Woo Home.
Yet another unique brick idea. Space the bricks further apart to create a type of puzzle effect. Use a contrasting color of gravel to fill in the holes.
Create a pathway out of grass squares. The pattern is perfect for just walking, or with some creativity, it could be a game board!