Our Home Outside designers are often asked for recommendations for path materials. The options can be overwhelming, and many are quite expensive.
A bark mulch or tamped earth path is the easiest to install and least expensive—but beware in snowy or rainy climates! You might soon be tracking so much dirt into the house that you’ll find yourself paying to re-do the pathway. Peastone is a lovely alternative—attractive, permeable, and informal. Be sure to install edging that will keep those little pebbles from migrating into your lawn.