Use gravel, pebbles and bark chips for practical, versatile garden design.
Pea gravel is useful for walkways, work areas and social spaces. It also fits easily among plants and shrubs and will stay attractive for a long time. Combine pea gravel with ornamental grasses for a stunning design.
Create a checkerboard design using gravel, wood dividers and low-growing, compact Acaena and sedum.
Use pebbles of various colors and shapes to build creative patterns into pathway designs.
Path With Low-Growing Sedum
Low-growing sedum makes an interesting pattern among coarse gravel.
Use Slate Chips
Slate chips can be used to mulch pathways between plantings in a garden.
A path created with bark chips and log rounds blends perfectly into a woodland setting.
Shape Small Pebbles into Step Sculpture
Small pebbles have been shaped to provide an interesting circular step pattern in stones.
Meandering Soft Pebble Path
Retain a soft pebble pathway by using brick edging for support. Soft surfacing for garden paths consists of natural materials that include combinations of stone, wood and shell.
Pebbles Provide Visual Interest
Bricks and pebbles arranged in an ordered layout add visual interest in this example of a natural paving choice suited to a large landscaping design.
Shredded Bark Mulch Used to Line Garden Pathway
Try shredded bark to mulch pathways lined with plants and stones in a garden.