Paths both delineate and unify the different parts of the garden. Your walkways are the single most important design element because they determine the sequence and quality of your garden experience. Primary paths link major destinations such as entryways and sitting areas, while secondary walks connect less frequently accessed areas such as storage areas.

This simple flagstone path invites you to explore the garden beyond.

The house is the backdrop for any front yard landscaping. Plantings and structures should therefore be sympathetic in tone and style to the architecture of the house. The plantings here complement the roof and accent colors in this unusual Mediterranean-inspired entryway.

 A "running bond" brick pattern is best for curving paths

Crushed rock paths are environmentally friendly and sustainable. Locally quarried rock provides a permeable surface, reduces runoff and allowing for groundwater recharge.

Decomposed granite – this is the less common gray type, bordered with 1/8” steel

Even the least expensive stepping stones from Friedman’s Home Improvement can be incorporated into an attractive walkway.

Xeriscaping with mixed stone paths and mulches.

Concrete is a greatly underrated material! Stamped and colored, it can be as attractive as it is functional.

Yup – more concrete. We refer all our clients to “Lasting Impressions” in Petaluma for the paths and sitting areas we design

Plain broom finished colored concrete primary path, with secondary path of crushed rock.

Poured in place stepping stones of plain concrete.

Another example of the “new concrete”. Smooth concrete is often the best material for primary pathways because it presents no tripping hazard or obstacles for wheeled access.

Crushed rock path with switchbacks.

It’s not your grandpa’s concrete any more!

An arbor helps mark the entry path from the road.

Mortared bluestone patio and retaining wall with repurposed pots.  

Contrary to intuition, multiple sitting areas make a small yard feel larger.  

Steep slopes? No problem... We installed over 80 steps in this hillside project in Healdsburg.  

Stone steps on a tricky slope look like they’ve always been there.  

Newly laid bluestone pieces with (immovable!) existing sundial and re-used bench.  

Art placement is key!