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.
A charming pea gravel path is announced with a pair of vintage wooden posts. This Atlanta gardener's secret to gardening in a steamy Southern climate: doing your work first thing in the morning before things get too hot.