The walkways are useful to move pleasantly in a garden. Decorative, they must also be functional.
An alley must be engaging, harmonize with the style of the garden as with that of the house and remain practicable in all weathers.
The choice of the coating is therefore essential. Chippings, pavers, slabs... the solutions are not lacking!
Stone: a safe bet for walkways
The gravel and gravel, inexpensive, are useful for dressing large areas and easy to implement with hollow cells.
Pavers and slabs of natural or reconstituted stone offer beautiful, solid and durable facings.
Placed on a concrete screed with mortar-sealed joints, they provide excellent stability and are ideal for roadways.
Wooden walkways for a natural garden
As for the wood, it is currently making a comeback in strength for its warm appearance corresponding to the spirit of the natural garden.
Finally, many materials, mainly from recycling, are currently available.
Crushed concrete, crushed tile and brick, slate spangle or bark chips start a second life in the garden combining innovation and ecology. An economical solution to consider.
Tinted gray, this reconstituted stone paver, 15 cm square, creates a very chic pedestrian walkway. It is easy to install on a compacted all-comer or on a concrete screed.
These white chippings limestone, 6 to 14 mm caliber, spread out 2 to 3 cm thick on a rotproof geotextile felt and stabilized ground beforehand.
The wooden pavers (Robinia or oak) settle on a bed of compacted sand and give the passage a beautiful natural and ashy look. Class 4 wood, they are very resistant.
Japanese steps sneak between the turfed or flowered spaces without damaging them. They settle easily on a bed of sand 1 to 2 cm and stabilize with a mallet. The grass colonizes the borders.