Table of contents:
- 1 Types of garden paths
- 2 Features of the location of the paths
- 3 Cement leaf path
- 4 Brick or paving slabs
- 5 Path of their wooden saw cuts
- 6 Photos
It is nice when the territory of a country house or cottage ennobled. To be comfortable, you should make paths and tracks. It is important that they landscape design fit in, i.e. did not only practical, but also decorative functions. Important here take into account many points: material, shape and style. Footpath on a country house created by your own hands will be able to transform several hundred land.
Types of Garden Paths
Paths and paths in the suburban area are made from different materials. Almost all known materials used in construction and decoration can be applied. Consider the most popular options.
From natural stone
A natural stone. The main differences are natural beauty and nobleness. It is worth noting the high strength, which, of course, is a plus, and a high cost, which cannot but upset. Using this material, you can lay out a curved track, since stone elements arranged in a chaotic manner are easy form smooth bends.
Tree. If landscaping is done in rustic style of provence or country, then for decoration tree. To save material, it is recommended to use special impregnations and varnishes.
Simple path from bricks
Brick. Common material for construction of houses and farm buildings. But he will also do and for the construction of paths in the country. An ordinary brick has an unattractive appearance, so it is better to give preference for special looks that look aesthetically pleasing not afraid of moisture and low temperatures.
Paving stones and paving slabs. Thanks a wide range and variety of colors of paving slabs can lay out the track in a schematic to get specific pattern or ornament.
Gravel. A budget option. With the right laying the path will last a long time. In addition, gravel will be look good in the far corner of the garden or near artificial reservoir.
Mold for concrete track
Concrete. Original track from concrete can be made using special forms. They are made of plastic and sold in hardware stores. You can make them yourself by first familiarizing yourself with technology.
To achieve style matching tracks with others natural and man-made objects, recommended use a combination of materials and styling techniques. For example, apply stone and colored gravel, wood and pebbles, brick and concrete.
If you want to use color schemes, you should be careful: the selected picture should harmoniously fit into the created Landscaping and style.
Features of the location of the paths
Once you have decided on the material, you should decide how to arrange the tracks according to the landscape. To all It looked harmonious, you need to take up paper and pencil for drawing up a plan and sketching. Computer process will facilitate landscape design program. There are applications that are designed for design paths and tracks. Tips and tricks to help you build the right one. and convenient route by which you can quickly get to a certain place. At this stage, such important moments:
- points determine the main places to which it will be necessary get there and then they connect straight or curved lines
- The plan should also indicate all available facilities: arbor, greenhouse, bathhouse, garden, garden and flower beds;
- optional tracks of the same type: in any area will be perfectly combined continuous and step-by-step, direct and curved options;
- if it rains quite often in the area, then the paths should planned with a well-designed drainage system and water drainage with edges.
When charting, indicate the varieties of plants and shrubs that planned to land. This approach will allow you to quickly determine material for arranging tracks.
Cement leaf path
Footpath of leaflets
More popular are budget options that can also be original and attractive, like natural a rock. If there is a continuous and neatly trimmed green lawn, then separate it with a large the number of tracks is not worth it. There is a better option in the form a kind of small path made of cement leaves. Make her self will not make up labor.
The basis is taken from decorative concrete tiles, which are form can be not only in the form of sheets, but also:
- human footprints;
- geometric shapes;
- silhouettes of animals.
A list of necessary materials and tools is enough simple:
- Cement mortar (cement, water and sand).
- Form (large sheets of burdock are suitable for our version).
- Capacity for a batch of solution.
- Rubber gloves (for easy operation).
- Master OK.
Making a leaf-shaped path
The following is a simple technology for creating decorative items:
- In a container in a small amount, according to the instructions, knead the cement mortar. Mix thoroughly so as not to lumps or air bubbles remain.
- The finished thick mass is applied to a pre-washed burdock leaf a small layer of 2-3cm.
- Leave the form to dry, preferably in the sun.
- After the mixture has completely set, remove the sheet and we get a decorative tile.
- In the process of laying finished tiles, it is necessary to remove the top layer turf to form a small hole. It will be placed in it leaflet. Repeat the same steps for subsequent elements.
When working, the moment of mixing the cement mortar is very important. The necessary consistency should be obtained, since it is too thick the solution will go bad, and the liquid will not save given form.
Brick or paving slab
Tools and materials for the construction of the track
A more solid path can be made of simple brick, which remained after construction and is idle in a barn or garage, occupying the necessary square meters. No matter, as landscaping is planned, the brick path will become great addition.
The whole process of work is divided into several stages:
- definition of borders and removal of the top layer of the earth;
- preparation of sand and gravel pillows;
- brick laying;
- filling the seams with sand.
Scheme paving brick
The minimum width of the brick path should be 90 cm. The parameter should be calculated based on the size of the brick and the picture, which is planned to be laid out. On the edges of the future paths are stuck pegs and a building cord is pulled. In the resulting space they tear out a shallow trench, and the edges are strengthened with boards to excess soil did not pour in.
A mixture of sand and gravel is poured into the prepared trench, which then leveled and rammed. After you need to fill everything with sand, which is also rammed. In this case, the basis will be better quality, and the track will last longer.
Lay the brick along the boards. Adjust the position with a wooden or rubber mallet. To make border, the extreme rows of bricks are laid on the end. The gap between the edges are filled with bricks according to the selected scheme. Constantly check the horizontal position of the bricks with water or normal level. At the last stage, all the gaps between bricks filled with sand. After the track is watered and repeat the operation.
Installation of borders
The path of their wooden saw cuts
Of course, in terms of durability, the tree loses to others materials, since it is afraid of moisture, which means it will take additional processing and protection. But still wood cuts also are popular. With their help, you can fold the decorative Verevenskoe style track.
When you make out, you should follow a few tips:
- When choosing a tree, you need to pay attention to the diameter trunks, it should be from 10 to 20 cm.
- Do not drop small branches, as small ones the rounds will perfectly fill the voids between large elements.
- You can use flat saws or hemp.
The arrangement of the path does not take much time and effort. On the the marked surface remove the top layer of turf or dig shallow trench. The earth should not be taken far, since it need to fill in the voids.
A sand layer of 5 cm thick will be enough for a pillow, which is tamped. Prepared stumps are laid out in place, which will immediately provide the final result. Clearances filled with earth or sand, fine gravel will also go.
When choosing a tree, you can simultaneously solve several problems: site design and disposal of old sawn trees.
To decide which material to make paths from, go through territory. Undoubtedly, you will find both an old brick, and the remains cement, and unnecessary trees. Experiment and combine equipping your site.
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