Adding a Walkway to Your Landscape
Landscaping makes the biggest difference on the exterior of your home. It can increase the value of your home while creating a beautiful look. Add a walkway to your landscape that allows a structured space to get to your home from the driveway or street, or in your backyard from a patio to a pool. Here are four components you should consider before getting started on your walkway project.
Using the dimensions of your property is the best way to figure out the right shape to do with your walkway. There are many ways to make your new walkway unique and personal to your home. Are you going to have it go straight to a patio? Or to your front door? These all change the way you might want it shaped. Depending on where it starts and ends, the walkway may need to curve. Even if you have it from a driveway to the front door, it may need to be shaped rather than straight.
One of the first steps in creating a walkway is figuring out how wide you want it or need it to be. Do you want it to be able to fit two people walking side by side? Or does that not matter? There are different factors for any property owner that will have them coming up with different widths. Some want one that is subtle, therefore being a more narrow width. It's all about preference and size of your yard.
The Style For Your Walkway
What style is your home? Do you want the walkway to reflect that? If your home is more traditional, you may want something simple and classic. If your home is on the contemporary side, maybe opt for something to match that modern look. Although, you can go completely out of your comfort zone and switch up the style. If you don't want it to go along with the look of your home, it doesn't have to.
Paving Materials For The Walkway
The best part is choosing the pavers for your walkway! With dozens of colors and styles of paver, you can let your imagination run wild. Common styles of pavers used include brownstone, granite, sandstone, slate, limestone, and bluestone. You can also opt for concrete, which offers a manmade option so that you can make it any color you want. The options are limitless! Along with concrete are bricks, which can also be made into any color as well.
Contact Ground Effects Landscaping
Ground Effects Landscaping is proud to offer walkway construction. Contact us to learn more about our landscape construction on the South Shore. Give us a call or fill out our contact form.
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