If you own a home and have a yard, your outdoor space probably includes some sort of path -- from front sidewalk to front door, around the side of the house, or out to the backyard. You can rely on a basic from-here-to-there walkway, or you can upgrade yours with ideas that are beautiful and practical. The first step is to choose your material -- one that complements your house and landscape design. The options are varied: brick, gravel, cut stone, or flagstone, for example. If brick is your choice, you'll want to find a style and pattern that's a good fit for your home and garden; wander through our gallery of ideas. Shape, texture, and design are factors in every pathway, no matter the material. Look to our galleries for more inspiration on cut stone, flagstone, gravel, mixed materials, and stepping-stones. If you want to install the path yourself, you can get it finished in a weekend or less with our step-by-step guide to a flagstone, gravel, or paver walkway. If you're really into DIY, you might want to take a look at casting your own stone steps; they're pretty and a perfect reflection of a can-do personality.
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Garden Path Ideas: Brick Walkways
Classic brick offers so many pathway options. See how to use this beautiful and practical paving material.
Garden Path Ideas: Cut Stone Walkways
Fashion a beautiful formal walkway with a cut-stone path. See the creative options!
Garden Path Ideas: Flagstone Walkways
Create a natural and timeless path. Flagstone offers so many shapes and textures.
Garden Path Ideas: Gravel Walkways
So simple, yet so beautiful. Gravel makes a formal or casual pathway, depending on how you frame it.
Garden Path Ideas: Mixed-Material Walkways
Combine paving materials to create a custom look. Here are 18 ways to mix materials to make a path.
Garden Path Ideas: Stepping Stone Walkways
Informal, easy-to-lay stepping-stone paths can transform your yard. Here are 11 beautiful options.
Glorious Garden Paths
Are you looking for the perfect pathway option? Here are 19 ideas to get you started.
How to Install a Walkway
So many ideas! Here are three designs for a walkway: flagstone, gravel, and pavers.
Casting Stone Steps
Express yourself! Make your own stepping-stones that add personal charm to your garden.
Exposed Aggregate Walk
Attractive and practical, exposed-aggregate walkways offer skid-proof stepping.
Easy to do! Build a faux-flagstone pathway that will save you money.
Timeless beauty! Build a path with classic good looks that will last for decades.
Old Bricks for a New Path
Fashion a meandering garden pathway using repurposed brick. It's a classic look!
Build above! This platform walkway conquers damp or awkward terrain for year-round easy stepping.
Rock-Edged Gravel Path
Simple, natural, and beautiful! Create a rock-edged gravel path anywhere in your yard or garden.