Petrichor is a term that describes that pleasant earthy smell when rain hits the ground after an extended period of dryness or drought. Aside from that calming smell of nature that most people love, rain also brings a soothing feeling from the sound of raindrops, and the cool breeze that relieves heat and promotes relaxation.
The rainy season may have its many advantages, but every positive thing comes with a negative side. Some of the downsides that a rainy season brings are pests, drainage management issues, and dirt. Don’t you hate it when mud gets stuck on your shoes? Especially on that walk from the curb to the lawn that leads you to your doorstep. Cleaning up for the rainy season is a strenuous task, indeed.
Some landscape garden like a rock garden or cactus garden have pathways that are soil-based, therefore making the tread prone to mess and sometimes susceptible to accidents such as slipping or shoes getting stuck on the mud. To get dirt and mud out of the way, creating a stable pathway is the best idea. Many solid materials are used as pathways, and one can do it by themselves by the help of DIY guides, or by simply hiring a landscape artist.
The easiest way to create a pathway for your garden is by using gravel stones and different type of garden rocks for sale in landscaping supply stores. These gravel stones are placed on the desired path, with or without using an edger. An edger of any material is used to keep the gravel or sand in its place. This technique is simple and does not require you to hire for some assistance, and it is also budget-friendly.
Pebbles can either be cemented in place for it to remain intact or by using the gravel technique. The advantage of using concrete on pebble stones is to have a more steady and reliable stepping ground. But pebbles and other small rocks can develop a form of algae, especially during rainy seasons, which results to weed growth on the walkway.
Stones such as marble, granite, limestone, sandstone are best for laying garden pathways. They are durable, have a wide variety of colour, texture, size and shape. The advantage of using stones as the path is that it ages beautifully, therefore adding a more natural setting to any type of garden, indoor or outdoor landscaping.
Wooden boardwalks are suitable for sloping or high risen areas from the street to your doorstep or porch. You can use wood planks or wood pieces from recycled pallets. Woods bring an earthy feeling, and it can add a rustic vibe on your entryway landscape. The disadvantage of using wood as the pathway is their tendency to deteriorate over time by weather and insect infestations, so be sure to use treated wooden materials before fastening it in place.
People have different styles and taste in design making, as long as we can afford it and it doesn’t bring any harm to our family and their health, then nothing can stop us from decorating our properties. For garden soil supplies and landscape services, contact us at Labrador Landscape today.