Any ideas for a sloping garden path please?
I have a garden on a slope and have had it landscaped in stages over a number of years (to make it affordable). Two years ago I had the middle 'terrace' done and was persuaded by the gardener that a pebble path would be a good solution to the sloping pathway.
There's a photo attached. As you can see I'm quite cheesed off with this path as I've let the weeds grow in it! The problem is that it is way too slippery (I've fallen over or lost my footing a number of times) and the pebbles do way too much travelling. The gardener returned and put some wooden batons in the ground and these have certainly improved the situation but not enough for me to be happy with it. I'm looking for a new solution.
I can't afford to have the sloping path stepped, so am looking for some other way to do this. The path is curved as well as on a slope - the bed in the photo is a gentIe semi-circle which I love and want to keep. The garden 'style' (if there is one) is a bit cottage garden if anything. I live on the south coast and the soil here is chalk, chalk, chalk!!
I would love a brick path but this might also be quite expensive (will be getting some quotes soon) and I'm not sure how slippy a brick path might be. Has anyone any experience of brick paths on a slope please?
The only other solution I can think of is to set stepping stones into the slope in some way and then grass round them.
Dear gardeners, does anyone have any ideas about a good way to deal with this sloping and curving path that would look good in an informal garden, not be too expensive, and will be safe to walk down on a rainy day!!
- 23 May, 2009