Garden paths covered with bark or gravel
The path leading to the front door of our house runs through an orchard. Only our children use it, leaving or leaving school, postman and random guests. It is rarely used. So we came to the conclusion, that it is not worth investing money in hardening it. Besides, we cared about the path, which would perfectly blend in with the surroundings. For the sake of children's safety, we also wanted to, so that its surface is not hard. The solution was obvious: we lay out a path lined with bark. The only problem was pushing the stroller on it, before the pavement has compacted well. You have to remember, of course, that in shaded places, water-soaked bark will rot over time, and then you have to put another layer or replace it with a new one, the old one as fertilizer.
Such a surface is cheap and easy to install, although there are a whole lot of other materials, e.g.. stone grit or gravel with a diameter of not less than 20 mm. These materials are available in various colors, which can be matched to the color of the stone edges or vegetation. Of course, such paths are overgrown with weeds, however, they are easy to control. "If we weed, when there are no weeds, they will never appear, 'say British gardeners. it is true. Loosening the soil with a hoe, naruszamy kiełkujące nasiona i skutecznie zakłócamy ich wzrost. Loose surfaces are not suitable for paths, which we use, pushing a wheelbarrow or wheelchair; though a bit easier to get around, pulling them, than pushing. These types of surfaces have one more advantage: it is very easy to change them, if we get bored!