Garden paths and other walkways are one of the most popular landscaping features in Los Angeles. They’re also one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve the appearance and functionality of your property. Walkways can range from simple sand or gravel garden paths to complex concrete, stone, and brick hardscaping.
At Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping, we specialize in planning and installing a wide variety of landscaping walkways. We work closely with property owners and home designers to create a walkway that perfectly complements their landscaping themes.
Walkways can range from simple sand or gravel garden paths to complex concrete, stone, and brick hardscaping. They can be short or long, straight or curving. There are many options when it comes to choosing the materials for your walkway.
Before you get started, you’ll need to decide what type of path you want and what materials you want to use.
There are two kinds of walkways: primary and secondary. Primary walkways are those that lead to or from a front or back door to a garage, swimming pool, sidewalk, or street. These types of walkways tend to be laid out in straight lines to provide the shortest most direct route between points A and B.
Primary walkways see a lot of foot traffic. They are usually made of concrete, brick, and other durable materials.
Garden Paths and Secondary Walkways
Secondary walkways are paths that can extend throughout the space of your pathway. These are walkways that curve around flower beds, gardens, and trees or lead to a water feature, rock garden, or secluded area of a property.
Secondary walkways don’t get the same amount of foot traffic that primary walkways do. This means they can be narrower and less prominent than primary paths, taking up less space. There are also a wider variety of materials that can be used to create a secondary path:
- Gravel and crushed stone
- River stones and pebbles
- Wood chips
- Concrete pavers
Walkways: DIY Project or A Job Best Left to Professionals?
It’s not too difficult to create garden paths and other secondary walkways. Simply plot out your route, excavate and level the walkway and lay down your surface material. Garden walls and pavers can be a little more difficult to install; you might want to get professional help.
Primary walkways are a little more involved and require more skill. Unless you know what you’re doing, it’s best to leave the laying of a concrete or brick walkway to a professional.
Even if you’re only interested in a simple garden path, you can still benefit from the advice and services of a landscaping professional. Every property is unique and every property owner has their vision of the perfect outdoor space. Hiring a landscaping professional is the best way to achieve the look you want with the least amount of hassles.
Professional Walkway Services in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles landscaping experts at Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping are here to make your landscaping visions a reality. We’ve been providing outstanding walkway and other landscaping services to Los Angeles area home and property owners for over 24 years. Our landscaping professionals are here to help you in all aspects of designing and installing a garden path or other walkway, from design and planning to excavation and installation.
You can contact the Los Angeles landscaping professionals at Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping through our website or call us at (310) 324-6593 to learn more about our comprehensive tree, landscaping, and hardscaping services.