Front yard landscape design drawing on the modern farmhouse architectural style of this Edina, MN home.
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For shade and shelter. An arbor, pergola, pool house, or trellis will add functionality and interest to your landscape design.
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Whether they are made of natural stone, classic brick, or concrete pavers, walkways in your yard should be easy to travel. After all, it's all about the journey more than the destination.
Width. A landscape walkway should be wide enough for two people to walk side-by-side. Four feet is the minimum for a front entry walkway, but 5 feet is better. Secondary walkways can be narrower depending on where they are in the yard.
Shape. Small yards benefit from straight walkways. Curved sidewalks add interest but are more informal. Don’t overdo curves. That will take away from the overall look. So, consider the style of the home. Do you need to emphasize the front entry? Then perhaps a straight walkway is best. Putting a walkway through a large garden? A meandering walkway in your landscape could feel just right.
Materials. When deciding on walkway materials, take your cue from the home. Red brick? Pavers close in color will make it seem as if the walkway has always been there. Natural Stone? Steppers? Gravel? Poured Concrete? Keep in mind poured concrete or pavers are more solid and safer to walk on than steppers or gravel. Also, in Minnesota, pavers are less likely to crack, but clearing snow and ice can be more challenging.
Flagstone paver walkways lead to an in-ground fire pit in this backyard retreat.
This stamped concrete walkway blends into the lawn and leads from the boat dock to a party-ready patio.
Permeable paver walkway protects the lake from fertilizer runoff.
This ADA accessible wheelchair-friendly path leads to a covered outdoor living room, perfect for enjoying an evening by the lake.
Brick walkway at night is illuminated by garden lights.
These two neighbors are such good friends they had their two backyards joined by a stepping stone path.
Black and white stone elements create a striking contrast in this garden walkway.
Path lights add drama and make this walkway easy to follow at night.
Day or night, this brick paver walkway with built-in sconces looks incredible.
Herringbone brick walkway is part of a historic formal garden restoration in St. Paul.
Graceful front walk winds from the garage to front entry.
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