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After putting so much effort into your garden, you need to have a couple of cold drinks with your friends so you can boast about your new achievement to them. As your garden’s landscape is a product of love and hard work, nothing will be more rewarding than to have your friends envy your dexterity. Talk about bragging rights! But even if you plant leafy evergreens and the most colourful and fragrant flowers in your garden, it will still feel incomplete without a pathway. To be specific, you need a travertine pathway for aesthetic and practical purposes.
Why you need a travertine pathway in your garden
A travertine pathway can serve as a border around your plants, flowerbeds, shrubs, hedges, and trees. The unrivalled natural texture and vibe of non-living travertine will blend smoothly into the living background that is your garden. Thus, it creates a harmonious, authentic contrast that evokes the feeling of nature in your humble abode. At the same time, your guests can get closer to your plants closer while standing on a sturdy platform.
Although travertine is used as a paver pathway material in gardens because of its appearance, it also has a practical purpose. For one, travertine pathways keep your grass from being stepped on and ruined. If you install one, you will give your guests a decent walkway they can use to get from one point of your garden to another. Travertine pathways also keep people from stepping in soft mud during the rainy season, which will help keep your feet clean and mud-free.
Travertine pathway design ideas
If you are having trouble coming up with an idea for your travertine path, you may find this list of suggestions useful. Here are several design suggestions that can inspire you to make your own travertine path.
1. Lead your guests somewhere
Travertine pathways are called ‘pathways’ for a reason: people use it to go somewhere. Which parts of your garden do you want your guests to explore? Draw a rough map of your garden and identify those parts. For example, if you have a gazebo at the centre of your garden that directly faces your house’s backdoor, the simplest way to design a pathway is to install travertine blocks in a straight line from your backdoor towards the gazebo. If your garden is especially wide, you can design the route to pass by some of its highlights, such as a patch of flowers, a fountain, or a tall, sturdy tree.
2. Use alternating or contrasting patterns
Your travertine pavers are likely to be unnoticed by most of your visitors. But you can turn their heads downward if you use travertine pavers to create eye-catching patterns. You can group a block of six dark-hued travertine tiles, then place another group of six light-hued travertine, repeating the motif until you form a coherent pattern that will make your guests look at the floor. You can even adopt a checkerboard travertine style by placing alternating dark and light travertine tiles on the ground.
3. Take a cue from your indoor designs
Your travertine pathway pavers should contribute to the smooth integration of your outdoor spaces with your indoor ones. Look around your house and see how your travertine pavers can beautify it and your garden at the same time.
4. Line your travertine paths with shrubs half your knee height
Nothing else looks cuter than a line of dainty shrubs on both sides of your travertine paths. You can line your travertine pathway with shrubs to give it a more luxurious feel.
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