If you have a garden, but not a rock pathway, it’s time to fix that right now. Today I have rock pathway ideas to inspire any gardener to make a beautiful garden just that much better. A rock pathway makes a statement that bids the beholder to follow, to more fully enjoy the garden and take time to smell the roses. Best of all, it’s easy to put in a rock pathway yourself! Have I convinced you yet?
4 DIY Rock Pathway Ideas
The best thing about a rock pathway is that it can take a variety of forms depending on the rocks you choose to use. And you really aren’t confined to using rocks–flagstones, DIY cement pavers, and even old bricks make a lovely “rock” pathway through your garden. Check out the following ideas to inspire you.
This flagstone and gravel pathway is a great example of what you can do with a variety of rock. Flagstone or sandstone is always a fantastic choice because of their naturally “flat” shape and large size. They’re also available in lots of color variations to fit your vision for your DIY rock pathway. Find Venetian Gray Sandstone similar to this at Home Depot.
If real rock is out of your budget, don’t despair. Try your hand at DIY stones with a cement paver kit. You can group them in a path like this, or lay them through your garden one at a time. I have some of these in a flower garden, and they look great! This garden pathway leads to the garden swing, inviting you to walk over and relax for a bit.
Those old bricks waiting to be used are perfect for a pathway through your vegetable garden. A pathway through your vegetable garden provides a place to anchor your garden layout. And it makes it easier to tend for and weed your garden. Another great garden pathway for your vegetable garden are gravel or cement stepping-stones. Before you lay a brick pathway, check out my post with 10 tips you should know when laying brick pavers.
There’s nothing like making a DIY rock pathway reminiscent of a riverbed. This blue stone pathway is a beautiful part of a water-wise garden, and completely makes up for their being less plants to admire. Isn’t it beautiful?