It does not matter if you are working with a stretch of ground around your country home or a small area within your walled off garden area, the choices you make on how your garden appears should only matter to you and nobody else.
If you like the idea of having a little bit of green space to relax in on the weekends but you are also practical and know that you do not have a great deal of time or money to spend you should consider using materials that are durable and require low maintenance. This can be achieved by using stepping stones or a paved walkway. By creating a permanent path, such as with gravel, within your garden you remove a portion of ground that requires extensive maintenance and at the same time implies sophistication in the execution. Another option is simple decking which can be added around even the lowest profile areas of a home.
A flagstone walkway, pebbles or even short paved path can lead you away from your home and pull you into the private space you are seeking. Items such as these are not only low maintenance but also low profile. There is nothing to be knocked over and broken by your neighbour’s dog. There is nothing that requires watering or can fall victim to pest of all types.
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