A path in the garden. How to make it?

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  1. Analyze how you move around the garden, and then create paths in those areas.
  2. You can use stone, granite, cobblestone or concrete pavers, wood, aggregate, limestone, concrete, granite and porcelain tiles, as well as bark to make a path.
  3. Before laying the material, properly prepare the ground.
  4. You can frame the path with edging made from metal or wood.
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Paths play a significant role in the design of the garden. They not only define the way we move, but also add a unique character to the whole composition. How to properly design and make paths? Which materials will work best? We suggest!

Ścieżki ogrodowe powinny łączyć estetykę z funkcjonalnością

Garden paths should combine aesthetics with functionality

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A guide to making path in the garden

How to make paths?

First, plan where the paths will be located. Analyze how you move around the garden. Then lay out paths in these places. Avoid paths next to large trees to prevent possible problems with roots. Make sure that the place you choose does not interfere with plants or other elements of the garden. Another important aspect to consider is the width of the path. If it is gonna be too narrow, it won't be useful.

Use a string to mark lines so you will be able to see a clear outline of the path. They can be straight and geometric or more winding, broken or curved. Before laying the material, properly prepare the ground. Cut the grass and weeds along the designated space. Then remove the layer of soil. Make sure the ground is even.

If you want to create a clear border, use edging. It can be made for example, of metal, wood or plastic. It will also help to keep the material from which the alley is created in place. Finally, you can install additional elements, such as lighting, plants or ornaments. Remember that creating a garden path is a creative process, so don't hesitate to experiment.

Ciekawym rozwiązaniem są ścieżki w formie łuków

Paths in the form of arches are an interesting solution

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What can you use to make a path in the garden?


Stone is a very durable material. It can be laid in patterns or irregularly for a more natural effect. You can also opt for stone tiles, which are easy to mantain and resistant to weather conditions. Those qualities make them an excellent choice for outdoor recreation areas.

Granite pavers

One of the most durable materials used for paving garden paths. It is resistant to mechanical damage and adverse weather conditions. Alleys made of granite pavers look impressive and retain their aesthetic qualities for many years.


A wooden pathway adds warmth and natural charm to the garden. To create it, you can use planks such as oak or pine, boards made of solid wood or plywood, or even logs, which will add a rustic touch.

Limestone tiles

Their natural texture and warm colors, as well as their high weather resistance, make them an excellent choice for outdoor use. The price of a square meter of limestone tiles starts at PLN 140.


Gravel or crushed stone is a good choice if you want a material that is cheap and easy to use.

Concrete slabs

They are suitable for creating simple and elegant paths. Concrete slabs are available in various shapes and patterns.

Nieregularna ścieżka dodadza ogrodowi naturalnego uroku

An irregular path adds natural charm to the garden

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Paving blocks

It is a popular choice because of their durability and the possibility of creating different patterns. A wide range of shapes, sizes and colors makes it easy to match the path to the style of the garden.

Concrete pavers

This is a material similar to paving stones. It is durable and easy to use, which makes it a popular choice for creating garden paths.

Granite tiles

Their elegant finish and high weather resistance make them ideal for garden paths. Installation of granite tiles is very easy and fast. It is also a relatively inexpensive material. You can purchase a square meter for as little as PLN 110.


If you want a natural effect, bet on bark. However, remember that this is a soft material that is only suitable for low-traffic areas.

Porcelain stoneware tiles

They are durable and easy to clean. Beacuse of that they are a good choice for those who value functionality and aesthetics.

Płytki granitowe są odporne na warunki atmosferyczne

Granite tiles are resistant to weather conditions


Where to buy material for garden paths?

If you will buy a material for a path in the garden from a proven manufacturer, you will be sure that the product is durable and resistant to weather conditions. One such company is Grupa Chyżbet. Other manufacturers worth noting are BRUK-BET and Pebia. You can find a full list of the manufacturers we recommend in the Pavements section.

Ścieżka ogrodowa może być ułożona w ciekawe wzory

The garden path can be laid in interesting patterns

Photo: victor217 © Freepik

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