It's nice when the territory of a country house or cottage is refined. To move was convenient, you should make paths and paths. At the same time it is important that they fit into the landscape design, i.e., they perform not only practical but also decorative functions. Here it is important to take into account many points: material, shape and style. The path in the country, created with their own hands, will be able to transform a few hundred square meters of land.
Paths and paths in the summer cottage are made of different materials. Almost all known materials used in construction and decoration can be applied. Consider the most popular options.
From a natural stone
Natural stone. The main differences are natural beauty and nobility. It is worth noting the high strength, which, of course, plus, and high cost, which can not but upset. Using this material, you can lay out a curved track, as the stone elements, located in a chaotic manner, easily form smooth bends.
Wood. If the landscape design is made in Provence or Country style in a rustic style, then a tree will be suitable for decoration. To save the material it is recommended to use special impregnations and varnishes.
A simple brick path
Brick. Common material for the construction of houses and outbuildings. But it is also suitable for the construction of paths in the villa area. An ordinary brick has an unattractive appearance, so it is better to give preference to special types that look aesthetically pleasing, are not afraid of moisture and low temperatures.
Paving stones and paving slabs. Due to the large assortment and variety of colors of paving slabs, you can lay out the track according to the scheme in order to get a certain pattern or ornament as a result.
Gravel. Budget option. With proper laying, the path will last a long time. In addition, the gravel will look good in a far corner of the garden or around an artificial reservoir.
Form for a concrete track
Concrete. The original concrete path can be made using special shapes. They are made of plastic and sold in hardware stores. You can make them yourself and pre-acquainted with the technology.
In order to achieve style matching of tracks with surrounding natural and artificial objects, it is recommended to use combinations of materials and laying techniques. For example, use stone and colored gravel, wood and pebbles, brick and concrete.
If you wish to use color schemes, you should be careful: the chosen design should harmoniously fit into the created landscape design and fit the style.
Features of the location
After With the material decided, you should decide how to arrange the tracks taking into account the landscape. To make everything look harmonious, you need to take up paper and a pencil to draw up a plan and sketches. Facilitates the process of computer program for the design of landscape design. There are applications that are designed to design paths and tracks. Tips and tricks will help to pave the correct and convenient route by which you can quickly get to a certain place. At this stage, the following important points should be taken into account:
When making a scheme, indicate the plant and shrub varieties that are planned to be planted. This approach will allow you to quickly determine the material for the arrangement of the tracks.
Path of leaves
More Popular budget options that can also be original and attractive, like natural stone. If in your garden area there is a solid and neatly trimmed green lawn, then you should not separate it with a large number of tracks. There is a better option in the form of a kind of small path of cement leaves. Make it yourself is not difficult.
Decorative concrete tiles are taken as a basis, which in form can be not only in the form of sheets, but also:
The list of necessary materials and tools is quite simple:
Making the path in the form of leaves
The following is a simple technology for creating decorative elements:
At work, the moment of mixing the cement mortar is very important. You should get the necessary consistency, because too thick a solution will not fit well, and the liquid will not retain the desired shape.
Tools and materials for the construction of a track
A more solid path can be made from a simple brick, which remained after construction and without work is lying in a shed or garage, occupying the necessary square meters. Regardless of how landscaping is planned, a brick path will be an excellent addition.
The entire work process is divided into several stages:
Laying pattern for brick from paving slabs
The minimum width of the brick path should be 90 see. Calculate the parameter should be based on the size of the brick and the pattern that you plan to lay out. Pegs are stuck on the edges of the future path and the construction cord is stretched. A shallow trench is pulled out in the resulting space, and the edges are reinforced with boards so that the extra soil does not crumble.
A mixture of sand and gravel is poured into the prepared trench, which is then leveled and rammed. After all you need to fall asleep sand, which is also rammed. In this case, the base will be better, and the path will last longer.
Lay bricks begin along the boards. Adjust the position with a wooden or rubber hammer. To make a curb, the extreme rows of bricks are laid on the butt. The gap between the edges is filled with bricks according to the chosen scheme. Constantly check the horizontal position of the bricks using water or normal levels. At the last stage, all the gaps between the bricks are covered with sand. After the track is watered and the operation is repeated.
Installation of curbs
Laying paving slabs
Of course, the tree loses to other materials because of its durability, which means additional processing and protection will be required. But still wood cuts are also popular. With their help, you can fold a decorative walkway in a rustic style.
When you design, follow a few tips:
The arrangement of the path does not take much time and effort. On the marked site, remove the top layer of sod or dig a shallow trench. Earth should not be far away, as it will need to fill the voids.
Laying saw cuts
For the pillow there will be a sufficiently 5 cm thick sandy layer that is tamped. Prepared hemp laid out on the spot, which will immediately present the final result. Gaps are filled with earth or sand, fine gravel will also go.
When choosing a tree, you can simultaneously solve several problems: decorating the site and getting rid of old sawed trees.
To decide what material to make paths, walk around the territory. Undoubtedly, you can find old brick, cement remains, and unnecessary trees. Experiment and combine, equipping your site.
From two-color paving stones
From a large tile
From rubber tiles
A masterpiece from a simple brick
Wide path to the house
Path from gravel into the depth of the garden