Do we need paths between beds?
Classic garden - it's dozens of beds, even rows stretching for many meters, and to move around this space, you have to put your feet in narrow rows. Now imagine that you started watering. Where will the water run? It is there where you are supposed to make your way step by step along the landings. And you'll either have to put up with dirty feet, or come up with a more acceptable option, for example, a path between beds.
The easiest way is to throw bricks a foot away from each other, but is this an outlet? Therefore, we take boards, we connect them end-to-end to the end with bars, nailing the latter from the lower side. The same bars prikolochivaem through equal intervals, and from the bottom to them - square trims of a wide board, you can be the same as those from which we collect the whole structure. Now, even if you put the resulting "gad" on the depleted soil, it will not fail under your weight.
If the aisles are wide enough, it is better to assemble the grids from the strips, which are placed on evenly spaced cross bars. Between these supporting crossbars, we nail down one more rail diagonally, so that the whole structure retains the given geometry.
Walkways in the yard - how to make them comfortable and fit into the landscape
Lattice walkways through the courtyard can not be put, since the view will not be presentable, and the tracks for this movement will be very shaky. The path around the house and throughout the site should be different from the pathways in the garden, if for the latter fit and roughly knocked boards, then for the farmstead you need something more beautiful. For example, to walk in the garden, among the lush greenery, it is not necessary to lay concrete pavements. You can do with bulk materials, for example, large sand.
Well, if you do not want to constantly, when you come home, sweep the soles and clean the entrance hall from individual grains of sand, use sawdust. Pouring them in a thick layer into specially prepared shallow trenches, we get a soft, and most importantly comfortable for a tireless walk covering. For the same purpose, it is permissible to use wood bark, the fibers of which are often covered with thick carpets. Well, and more durable option, although less natural - expanded clay.
Of course, all these bulk materials are simply not laid on the ground for laying, the base must first be prepared. We remove the primer to the depth of the blade of the shovel, level the bottom of the ditch, fill it up with half of rubble or small gravel, and then we ram and then even a rash of sawdust, bark or expanded clay. A good option will be the lawn tracks, with curbs from the plants. In order not to plant a lawn, you can use a roll option.
Tracks near the house must be thought out
The most serious thing is to take the paths surrounding the house and lead to the gate with a wicket, that is, to the entrance to the site. It is logical that if you have a car, the bulk of the surface will not be the right choice. But the lawn is still acceptable, though, preliminary on the ground you need to lay a special grid that protects the plants and will be a reliable support for the wheels of the car. Such grids can be both concrete and plastic.
The classic version is asphalt, but you need to lay it down, the technology is quite complex and the slightest flaws can lead to cracking of the coating. If briefly about the main thing, then the essence is as follows. First, the soil is taken out to the same depth of the shovel, then a sand and gravel substrate is poured, and the entire trench is filled. Next is a thorough ramming. Then pour the heated asphalt, layer should be no thinner than 5 centimeters , then roll by hand vibrating roll, or use a vibratory tamping unit.
It is very important to remember that for asphalt laying the soil must be carefully leveled, and the coating itself should preferably be bent from the middle to the edges, so that the water drains from the dredge.
For a car, such a coating, of course, is ideal, but it looks rather boring. It is better to come up with something of its own, original, especially for the pedestrian part of the site, for example, luminous coatings. However, do not get carried away. For example, if it is better to make a path in the garden that is winding, which is good for walking, then the paths near the house are more appropriate to make rectilinear, in order to reach more quickly where you need it. The same goes for the way to the gate, do not make flowerbeds on it, which you have to bypass every now and then, they will only annoy you.