Glorious Garden Paths Create Illustions Get a grander look by playing tricks on the eye. For example, widen a path as it rounds a corner to make your yard feel bigger. Or if you have a long, straight path, design it to narrow slightly at the far end.
Stones and mulch: a good blend Pros A good solution for a path that gets moderate use. Cons Mulch needs to be replenished each year; pavers may shift over time. Tip Use stones that are large, and set them at a distance that is comfortable to walk along.
Tilt Solution Plants edging a path work wonders to offer views and tame a side yard. Add a path or two along planting beds on your slope; it'll help make garden maintenance easier. Gravel and flagstones form a path that hugs the bottom of the hill.