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Gardening is a beloved pastime, whether growing vegetables and fruits, flowers, or ornamental plants. Gardens are even more enjoyable with a great garden path to get around them!

Read on below and explore some of the best garden path ideas you want to know about!

1. Reclaimed Wood Plank Pathway

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This garden path idea from reclaimed wood planks is a popular choice these days, especially for short garden paths. With a bit of backfill underneath, it’s as firm as solid ground.

2. Basic Brick Garden Path

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The basic brick garden path is rarely a bad idea. The biggest issue here is finding enough unbroken (and matching) reclaimed bricks to make it happen (otherwise, new bricks will be on your shopping list!).

3. Basic Path with Large Stones

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This basic path from large smooth stones is another great choice if you already have the materials, otherwise, the stone costs an arm and a leg (possibly thousands of dollars, depending on the length of the path).

4. Garden Path from Wood/Log Scraps

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Number four on our list of the best garden path ideas is one of our favorites: the garden path from wood scraps. All you need to build it with is a saw, a bunch of leftover wood, and some stain (aside from a shovel).

5. Basic Sand Path With Brick Border

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One of the quickest and easiest ways to make a DIY garden path is by creating two borders and filling in the middle with pea gravel or sand (like the image above).

6. Wooden Stair Steps for Hills (Round)

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For those who have gardens with slopes to them, why not skip the heavy cement stepping stones that are prone to cracking, or build an ugly stairway, and use logs instead?

7. Concrete and Wooden Border Garden Path

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If your idea of a beautiful garden path is one that consists of smooth concrete and wooden edges, there are few better options than a DIY project like the concrete and wooden border garden path pictured above!

8. Wood and Gravel Pathway

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Another excellent option for a DIY garden path for those who have slopped gardens is this wood and gravel idea. Simply square the ground, lay the timber, and fill up the gaps with gravel.

Final Thoughts About DIY Garden Paths

There are countless DIY garden path ideas to choose from floating around the internet, those listed above are just a few of our favorites.

We particularly like the sand path with the brick border as well as the short path from wooden planks.

Which DIY garden path ideas do you like, or have already put into place in your garden? We’d love to hear about it in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading, and good luck with building a new garden path!

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