Landscape Ideas to Begin Your Garden Project
One of the first toys we played with as very young children was blocks. We stacked them, lined them up, knocked them over. These block were the foundation of our learning, reasoning, and hand/eye coordination. The same foundation is needed in our yards. Before we get too excited about putting in plant material, we need to set the foundation.
mulch for paths, with the edges lines with 'found' rocks. The sitting area can be just a patch of grass that you plan to set a table and chairs on. The walkways that invite folks through you garden can also be turf shaped between beds that is easy to travel and cool to the eye.
Another easy, inexpensive material for a path is gravel. Decomposed granite is a powdery material with a powdery blend to 1/4" in size. This can be tamped into a sturdy surface that will also drain water. This drainage will allow plant and trees roots to get water that would otherwise be heading for the nearest sewer.