Do you spend hours during the summer making sure your lawn looks beautiful? If so, you’re not alone. Many people spend endless hours perfecting their lawn to add beauty to their home. So we know that you want your hard work to pay off. The problem is that if you do not have a walkway leading to your home, you will constantly be walking and dragging things through the grass. Not only is is difficult to push or drag things through grass, but it also will cause your lawn to become unhealthy. Adding a walkway to the front of your house not only looks nice, but can also add curb appeal and value to your home. Let’s take a look at a few options for materials and designs for your walkway.
One of the easiest and least expensive walkway materials to use is gravel. To get started, just lay down some landscape fabric to prevent weeds and then lay the gravel. When using gravel for your walkway, it is wise to invest in some form of edging, as this will help prevent the gravel from spreading.
- Natural Stone
If adding beauty to your lawn is your main goal by putting in a walkway, then natural stone is a great choice for you. Each stone has their own shape, color, and design, which will create a truly unique walkway. With the beauty will also come some maintenance, as stone is at risk to chip if exposed to excess moisture. If you are looking for durable stone, Flagstone is an option as it is more durable than most stone.
- Poured Concrete
If you’re looking for an easy installation option, concrete might be the material for you. While it is easy to install, concrete walkways will require maintenance. It is important to seal them often to avoid water seeping in, as concrete will crack over time.
- Clay Brick
Brick is a classic form of walkway and is seen commonly in older homes. It is a very durable material that will also add a sense of elegance to your home. You also have a few color options, as you could choose red, orange, or brown, which all will make your green lawn look even better.
- Straight Walkway
When installing a walkway for your home, you may just want to keep it simple and straight. Also, the type of home you have will also play a part in the type of walkway you have. If you have a smaller front yard or Victorian home, a straight walkway is recommended. This type of walkway will emphasize your front door as the focal point of your home.
- Curved Walkway
If you are looking for a more informal walkway, a curved walkway may be best for you. Also, larger yards will be given a unique look with a curved walkway. Especially if you have a home garden. Curved walkways are also great if your home has a Mediterranean style, the informal nature of a curved walkway will go well with that style of home.
At Norristown Brick, our contractors specialize in helping you find the perfect walkway for your home. So if you are not entirely sure on what combination of colors and sizes will work best for you, give us a call at 610-844-9450 and let us help.