Rock pathways are a backyard staple, but, sometimes it is a good idea to step outside the box when planning your rock pathway. Here are fifteen incredible variations on the classic rock pathway.
Use similar sized river rocks to create this whimsical pathway through your garden. If possible, incorporate moss between the rocks.
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While this is not great for barefoot walking, loose gravel is a great material for a pathway.
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Use woodchips and gray river rocks to connect different areas of your yard together.
Another great way to use river rock, the moss and the smaller pebbles compliment the rest of the landscape nicely.
Use different colored rocks to create a pattern. The different colors really help to make the space look used, which is great!
Another great idea to create a pattern on your pathway. Use similar shades, and plan your pattern out in advance. You’ll be glad that you did.
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Create a tiled pathway with old pieces of tile and fill in the cracks with a darker colored stone.
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Believe it or not, sometimes all that is needed is laying the rocks in different ways. Lay some on their side so it creates a look of movement.
If you have a hill in your backyard, this could be the solution to your pathway problems. Use rocks to create a small staircase up the hill. Add some vegetation and you have a great backyard pathway!
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If an entire rock pathway is not in your interest, maybe stepping stones are the solution to your problem. Create stepping stones out of pebbles, and fill in the area with mulch, gravel, grass clippings, or even moss.
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Sometimes, it’s impossible to choose between river rock, and a rock mosaic when it comes to your backyard pathway. So, do both!
An entire rock pathway can be a little overbearing, so use recycled wood to create a pathway. Fill in with gravel.