Creating a simple, low-cost garden path doesn’t have to be difficult.
Easy Solution: Remove existing grass and cover soil with a layer of thick cardboard (for weed control), securing it with anchor pins pounded into soil. Top with a layer of straw. This type of path works easily in vegetable gardens or perennial borders. It’s also easy to upgrade later to a more formal hardscape material.
Plenty of planters, both built-in and freestanding, hold succulents and other Southern California foliage, making this exterior walkway come alive. Patches of grass between concrete pavers mix with the plants to soften the sandy, earthy colors of the architecture. Sited below street level, the space feels less like a utilitarian walkway and more like a private sunken garden.