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Garden paths with his own hands: a selection of design ideas + walkthroughs workshops

Garden paths with his own hands: a selection of design ideas + walkthroughs workshops

The first thing that meets us for the villa gate -garden path leading to the porch. From her in all directions and to the bath, and a kitchen garden, and to the garage - scatter similar trails and paths. Always pleasant to go for a durable, well-groomed coating, especially when there are wet from the rain the grass or clay soil. Forget about the designers and try to make garden paths with their own hands, and to do this you will need only the desire and building material available and inexpensive.


What are all garden paths?

There just is no classification - and the material for the manufacture of, and location, and size. We will take the division into types based on the way the device.

Garden path

This natural look, since there are footpathsby themselves without special planning. Usually they are people trodden underfoot or rammed garden machinery wheels and serve to connect the major plot points - houses, baths, garden, garden gates. Normal dirt trail has disadvantages (mud after the rain, puddles, overgrown with grass), so it is only possible as a temporary option. Path, by the way, too, can elevate: to lay out enough around the edges of the border cobblestones or paving slabs.

garden path

Garden trails - the best option for sites located in dry areas

Paths to the base of the filling

They are easy to arrange: should dig a ditch, about 100 mm in depth, and lay along the bottom edges of the geotextile (the density of at least 150 g / m?), to strengthen the side fascia ribbon. Will fall asleep to the finished ground pebbles, gravel, marble chips or screenings. If such an option seems simple, it can be further put on the surface of stone or concrete slabs - orderly or chaotic. For ease of movement the plate should be drowned in filling that they are flush with the surface.

The path of gravel

Picking up the gravel or crushed stone of different color, it is possible to decorate a track or divide them into zones

Solid track flood

Durable coating is ideal for largeload. Paving garden paths occurs on a concrete base with further laying on it decorative elements: tiles, paving pavers, natural stone. The use of different colors gives the decoration material natural look. It is better if the object will be ready to rise above the ground by 50-70 mm - this will save him from dilution water, sediment and soil.

The path of the plates

The tracks of the plate or stone laid on concrete base, characterized by reliability and durability

Using the wood Spili and bars

Budget and vacationers favorite option - garden paths made of wood. The most popular are two types:

  • using wooden bars;
  • of wood Spili.

If the climate is more dry than wet, you canuse the wooden bars or thick boards that are easy to buy in any supermarket building. It is better to dwell on the hardwood. Cut into equal segments (length 100 cm, width 30 cm and 15-20 cm thick) and placed on a prepared surface - gravel or sand.

Each block should be treated with oil ora special compound that protects against moisture and rot. With the same purpose on the underground part of the bar is applied to the liquid asphalt, and sometimes arrange standard sand cushion. Such combined coating stack better in the fall, as the winter time there is land subsidence, which takes place at the expense of the natural compaction.

Track of wooden bars

For tracks of wooden bars make better use of pea gravel or crushed stone

Tracks of Spili

Using a saw cut different sizes and colors, you can create unique versions of tracks

Old fallen trees in the country - presentgodsend for craftsmen. Trunks sawed into pieces, obtained from the elements - Spila - you can make wooden garden paths, which look equally good, crossing the lawn or winding among the flower beds. The course will not only guns, but also thick branches of Spili which is convenient to fill the voids between the larger elements.

Driving track of Spili

Screenings strengthens the individual elements, and protects the geotextile from germinating grass track

To wood products served for a long time, they need to be processed on all sides by hot drying oil, it is better to repeat the procedure twice. Between Spila and the ground lay a piece of geotextile or PE.

A short workshop on laying paving slabs

With the help of pictures can be presented and describe how to make a track in the garden of the paving slabs - a noble material and durable.

The path of paving slabs

The tracks of the paving slabs of irregular shape look more natural than direct

To work required:

  • wooden mallet;
  • rubber mallet;
  • stakes;
  • Master OK;
  • building level;
  • cord;
  • rake;
  • broom;
  • garden hose;
  • channel;
  • hand rammer.

Materials: paving slabs (thickness 50 mm or 60 mm), curb stone, rubble (fractions 20-50), a dry mixture of plaster or cement M400 (M500), sand, geotextile.

Now consider all stages of the work. The first stage - the planning. It includes the creation of the drawing, the choice of scheme and styling curly form elements, choice of color (or more colors). At the same time make the calculation of the number of tiles (including the spare) and the rest of the material flow.

How to create a picture

There are many schemes paving laying, based on the alternation of products of different colors

Next, perform the layout. accuracy action - one of the conditions for proper installation. Roulette, pegs and string to help identify the boundaries of the work. Sometimes it is necessary to walk on the intended track to understand how convenient it lay.

Removing sod

For the device path of paving slabs marking important the accuracy and consistency of work

After marking the necessary training to performbase. First, you need to cut to a depth of 20 cm top layer - the turf. If the soil is clayey, help drainage. Next, create a sand or gravel bed and cement (concrete) tie.

Driving tiling

Laminated base under the tile you need to track was solid, not settled and not eroded by water

Between the layers of sand and crushed stone can be laidgeotextiles, making the design more robust. The top layer - this is a dry mixture, store-bought or made yourself part of sand and cement. The mixture layer (3-4 cm) should be leveled using a rake and channels.

The distribution of the cement mixture

The uniform distribution of the cement mixture produced by conventional garden rake

Using sill

Channel for surface leveling can replace conventional wooden beam

Now hold laying tiles. Installation direction - away from you, so as not to damage the base. Products must fit tightly, but with a gap of 1-2 mm. Each tile must be compacted with a wooden mallet. At the end, check the level of trim and a rubber mallet. First, the whole stack elements, and only at the end of cut paving tiles and put the missing pieces.

Laying of paving slabs

For quality laying paving slabs need simple tools - a rubber mallet and a wooden mallet

Paving slabs

For ease of installation in the first place a whole product, leaving voids around the edges

tile Cutting

Void along the border filled with pieces of tile required value

Along the edges of the curb spread, fix itM100 solution and covered with sand. The joints between the individual elements is filled with a mixture of sand and cement, which is then moistened with water from a hose. Add the mixture to the point where it slipped, and repeat the watering. After 2-3 days the track will be completely ready.

The technology of mixing concrete slabs for paths

Video instruction of 4 parts to work with ready-made forms

The tracks made of natural stone: the strength of the ages

Spectacular garden paths of stone can be doneof the material left after construction of the house or the backyard decor, such as an alpine slide. Picturesque trails creates an uneven shape and the different sizes of stones.

Path of stone

To create a beautiful track suit stones of different sizes and colors

The first stage - calculation of the number of large stones. To do this, they can be laid along the future trail. The base for laying - a pillow of sand, pour into a shallow ditch, right on the ground.

Perhaps, for the joining of stones need themtreatment. Helps Bulgarian or a serious tool. Positioning finished material in two ways: in the form of a pattern (relief, mosaic) or in a chaotic manner, alternating between large rocks with smaller. If you do not score the joints between the stones of the cement mixture, after some time, they are overgrown with grass. This option is also possible, it looks more natural.

Driving Stone laying

The scheme is designated the approximate thickness of each layer to be followed during styling

Path of stone

Combining different types of stone and plants - a sample of the track, suitable for the area in Mediterranean style

Stone paths and tracks relevant when creating a landscape painting in any style.

Modern bar - use of plastic modules

If you do not have time to build a thoroughstone or tiling, but there is a desire to quickly establish a track in the garden with his own hands, you can use the temporary option - plastic garden paths. Finished modules are most often the same in size and color, are sold in the store.

Paths made of plastic

Color plastic modules is selected depending on the site on which they are laid. Most often it is green or black items

Besides the low cost, the tracks are made of plastic and other advantages:

  • retain their shape and appearance for a long time, slowly wear out;
  • have openings to the water does not accumulate and go into the ground, that is, do not form puddles and do not create odors;
  • Plastic practically does not rot;
  • does not require constant care and attention, well-cleaned and wash water from a hose;
  • chemical resistance;
  • quickly mounted and assembled on the basis of the designer;
  • equally easy to fit on any base - sand, turf, clay.

At the end of the summer season modules plastic dismantled, cleaned, dried and put in the back room until next year.

Plastic trail

Plastic trail - a good option for creating temporary tracks on the lawn

The track on the site

Tracks on the summer cottage create not only for practical use, but also for decorating the territory

Besides the above, there are other optionskinds of garden paths - brick, of wood flooring, made of concrete blocks, as well as various combination options. The basic rule of the choice of material for the track: it has to be combined on the texture and color of the house and other buildings.

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