(floweringfamilytree, Lewisville)Old West Heres a slightly sturdier rustic pathway made out of wood. Its a material that may weather, warp, and stain heavily. So, using it in the back yard where a homey look is acceptable works best. What makes this design special is the double pathway layout. It brings wagon tracks to mind faster than you can say Bonanza! If you do go with wood, pick lumber that wont splinter and put your bare feet at risk.
(Lynn, El Rancho)Old World For a front walk, a combination of curves and straight lines adds interest without making it difficult to find the front door in the dark. Heres an example of a whimsical but elegant design that entices you to explore other areas of the yard.
(Shelia, Crossett, AR)Ultimate Sophistication Sometimes, a walkway is a real work of art. Heres a wonderful example of a beach pebble mosaic that screams out for a courtyard and a fountain to call its own. If you go with a symmetrical mosaic, always put it in a straight, evenly graded path like this one. Otherwise, it will look lopsided even if it isnt.
(Robert S. Thomas, Vineyard Rd., Castro Valley)