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Paving ideas for the garden path

Create beautiful solutions with composite, concrete or natural stone for the garden path

Paving stones allow a variety of individual design options for garden paths. In addition to classic concrete paving, high-quality alternatives such as interlocking or natural stone paving are also available.

Paving stone idea for a garden path made of natural stone

In this article we will introduce you to the advantages of the different types of plaster. Find out which patterns are suitable and what to look out for when laying and maintaining paving stones.

1. Garden path with interlocking paving

Idea 1 - Interlocking pavers in the garden path

Interlocking paving combines appearance and stability:

👍 Benefits

  • Noble optics by two elements
  • Very robust and durable
  • Can be laid in any shape
  • Any idea can be implemented

👎 Cons

  • More expensive than plain concrete paving
  • More complex laying

Paving Stone Laying

Professional setting and jointing are important for the longevity of the paving stones. Laying is not difficult but time and labor intensive.

2. Garden path with concrete paving

Ideas concrete paving garden path

Concrete paving is a classic for garden paths that can also be used in a modern and stylish way:

optics and styles

Concrete paving is available today in many different shapes, colors and finishes.

  • Rustic distressed looks
  • classic gray square pavement
  • modern patterns and colors.

Exciting geometric patterns can be created by combining different formats and colours.

care aspects

1️⃣ Like all open-pored materials, concrete paving tends to grow moss and weeds in the joints if not cared for properly.

2️⃣ It has to be freed from verdigris, moss and weeds about 1-2 times a year and cleaned with a high-pressure cleaner.

3️⃣ Annual refilling of the joints with grit is also advisable to prevent weeds.

Concrete paving cost overview

plaster type material costs laying total price
concrete pavement 20-50 € per m2 10-30 € per m2 30-80 € per m2
natural stone paving 80-120 € per m2 20-40 € per m2 100-160 € per m2
interlocking pavement 40-60 € per m2 20-40 € per m2 60-100 € per m2

    • Concrete paving is the cheapest to buy
    • Simple processing makes laying inexpensive
    • Overall most cost-effective solution for paved paths
    • The prices mentioned are guidelines and may vary depending on the product and the installer

    3. Garden path with natural stone paving

    Idea for garden stone natural stone paving

    Natural stone paving is a valuable material for a particularly elegant look in the garden.

    1. Robust and valuable
    2. Long life span
    3. Increase in value for the garden.

    Matching natural stones

    The most popular natural stones for a garden path are:

    • granite
    • basalt
    • Porphyry.

    Our tip: Make sure you choose a natural stone that is particularly popular in your region.

    Cobblestone Patterns & Shapes

    Ideas for garden path paving stones - patterns and shapes at a glance

    An individual path can be designed with the paving pattern and special shapes:

    design ideas

    Examples of popular plaster patterns are:

    • the herringbone pattern
    • geometric shapes like circles
    • Rectangles or diagonal laying.

    Our tip: Special edge and kerbstones with ornaments or profiles are ideal as edge finishes. Varied laying patterns make the path an eye-catcher.

    Use edge attachment as a supplement to paving stones

    Stable edging is recommended to keep the paving stones in position.

    • aluminum profiles
    • impregnated wooden slats
    • special lawn edging stones

    They visually mark the way and prevent the stones from slipping.

    Alternative stones for a garden path

    Color effect of a garden path made of paving stones

    The desired style can be supported by deliberate color design of the patch.
    • Strong, high-contrast tones ensure a modern look, muted colors for restraint.
    • The combination of different colors within one paved area is also possible.

    The visual appearance of the path is shaped by the right combination of paving formats, patterns and colours.

    Joint material and care

    Example of an idea for a paving stone garden path

    Joints characterize the appearance of and the durability of the garden path.

    Types of joint fillings

    There is a wide range of materials that can be chosen for grouting pavers. They offer a great color accent to the paving stone.

    • Classic grit
    • Another option: synthetic resin joints

    Stone flex disc for cutting stones when grouting paving stones

    FAQ: Paving stones for garden paths

    What do I have to consider when planning a garden path made of paving stones?

    Answer: First you should determine the area and the desired style. You can choose the material and pattern to match. It is important to determine the material requirements through precise measurement. Aspects such as water drainage, edge reinforcement and subsurface structure must also be considered. Professional planning is advisable.

    What is the difference between composite paving, concrete paving and natural stone paving?

    Answer: Interlocking paving combines the advantages of concrete and natural stone. It is very sturdy and visually appealing. Concrete paving is cheaper, but also less durable. Natural stone paving gives a high-quality look to a path, but it is also the most expensive.

    Can I lay paving stones myself?

    Theoretically yes, but professional laying with precise height and alignment, narrow joints and clean grouting requires experience and manual skills. Without prior knowledge, deviations and defects are likely.

    Conclusion - Paving stones can be combined with any design and there are no limits to the ideas.

    Paving stones can be used in many ways for individual garden paths. With the right type of pavement and professional execution, a robust and visually appealing path can be implemented.

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