Start by marking the track. Determine the width of the track in 80 cm. If you lay the track not in a straight line, but with many bends (for example, between fruit), then to maintain the width along the entire length of the track, use the following method. Knock 2 long nails at a distance of 80 cm to the board, attach a stick to it, which will play the role of a handle (you can simply tie a board with nails to a rake). Now, where you plan to make a track, just roll this board. Nails will leave footprints on the ground, and your path will be even throughout.
Next, without going beyond the boundaries of the markup, remove the ground to the depth of the bayonet. Make a small bias so that the water on the track does not accumulate. Tamper the bottom of the trench.
Cover the bottom of the trench with a small layer of drainage from gravel, crushed stone (5-10 cm). You can also use glass bottles. A great way to replace rubble or gravel in a drain. Of course, this layer should already be smooth, without tilting, check the level.
Now you need to make the sidewalk "tile" of wood blocks, which probably have in every garden, where from time to time you have to cut down old trees. From these blocks and thick branches cut “pancakes” with a height of 10-15 cm (of course, all segments should be of equal length). You can cut both in a straight line and in an oblique line. In the first case, round pancakes will turn out; in the second, oval with an interesting pattern of annual rings. It is better to use blocks of different thickness, then the path will be more interesting and richer.
When the material for the coating is ready, you can proceed to the design of the coating. All the "pancakes" that you filed, lay tapping on the drainage pad. Fill all gaps between the stumps with any loose mixture - the same gravel and sand. You can condense it by watering.
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To prevent weeds from growing in between the “pancakes,” sow lawn grass there. It is not only beautiful, but also very comfortable: it is pleasant to walk barefoot on it.

Tip 2: How to make a path in the garden of gravel

Decorative gravel is a unique natural material, it is perfect for creating mosaic compositions.Paths from it will improve, make an elegant garden landscape.
How to make a garden path out of gravel

Nature has worked on the gravel, having polished it as a first-class jeweler. From monophonic and color, long and thin, flat and round stones it is convenient to lay out various patterns. Even the simple laying of stones of the same color and size looks like a complete work of art. Paths laid out with garden gravel, practical, durable, look very decorative. The process of arranging mosaic tracks is fascinating, but requires concentration, patience and time.

It is recommended to first sketch the mosaic pattern on paper, and then lay it out in full size. In order for garden paths to please the owners for many years, it is necessary to prepare a reliable basis. They remove the top fertile soil layer to a depth of 25 cm. A curb of boulders or paving stones is laid around the perimeter, and cement mortar is used for fixation.

The prepared trench is covered with a layer of rubble at 15 cm and tightly tamped. A dry mixture of sand and cement is poured over the rubble and the stones are gently pressed into it, laying them out according to the pattern.Stone paths are poured with plenty of water and give time to dry.

To create intricate fancy patterns, a supply of stones of various colors and shades is needed. The gravel composition can be supplemented with shards of porcelain, remnants of ceramic tiles, and multi-colored glass. A little imagination and garden landscape will be original and exquisite.

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Tip 3: How to make a sandstone walkway

Sandstone tiles in combination with fine gravel are great for decorating a country site in a rustic style. They are in perfect harmony with the natural landscape, and in addition are made of environmentally friendly natural material.
Sandstone footpath
You will need
  • - rope;
  • - wooden pegs;
  • - large river sand;
  • - small gravel;
  • - rake;
  • - shovel
  • - sandstone tiles;
  • - cement;
  • - tamping;
  • - mall;
  • - level;
  • - rake.
It is necessary to first decompose the plates on the place of the future path and determine their optimal location. After that, pegs mark the boundaries of the track and stretch a rope between them.
After that, the upper part of the soil is removed with a depth equal to the thickness of the tiles plus 5-10 cm.
In a separate container, it is necessary to mix 6 parts of wet sand with 1 part of cement, mix everything up and place this mixture in an even layer on the place prepared under the path by a layer 5-10 cm thick.
Next you need to level the lined mixture with a rake and smooth out the roughness of the prepared board.
Now you can proceed to laying tiles. The tile is laid out between the strained ropes on the mixture of sand and cement, each laid tile must be slightly tamped with a rubber mallet and checked with a level for horizontal position.
After laying the tile, the gaps between them should be filled with a mixture of 10 parts of sand and 1 part of cement and carefully pour a path from the watering can in order to grab the mortar.
To make the track more decorative after hardening the solution, it can be sprinkled with fine gravel. Pegs and rope after making the path must be removed.
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In case of too soft soil on the site selected under the path, you can deepen the track under the path by 5 cm, first fill up with a pad of fine gravel, tamp, and only then lay sand and cement on it.
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Sandstone paths look very well framed by lichen. This gives them a special beauty and originality.