The Dos and Don’ts of Walkway Design

by | May 26, 2023

Walkways are an essential part of any outdoor space, providing a safe and attractive way to navigate your property. Whether you’re looking to add a walkway to your garden, front yard, or backyard, it’s important to consider the design carefully. At Lawn Care Plus, we are a full-service landscaping and hardscaping company with a dedicated team of landscapers and masonry professionals who can guide you through the process. Here are some dos and don’ts of walkway design to keep in mind.


  1. Do consider the purpose and location of the walkway. Will it be used for functional or decorative purposes? Is it in a high-traffic area, or more secluded? These factors will influence the design and materials used for the walkway.
  2. Do consider the style and architecture of your home. The walkway should complement the overall look of your property and enhance its curb appeal.
  3. Do choose high-quality materials that are durable and suitable for your climate. Concrete, pavers, and natural stone are all popular choices for walkways.
  4. Do consider the width and length of the walkway. It should be wide enough to accommodate foot traffic and any outdoor furniture or decor, but not too wide that it takes up too much space.
  5. Do add lighting to the walkway. Landscape lighting can enhance safety and add ambiance to your outdoor space.


  1. Don’t choose materials that are difficult to maintain. The walkway should be easy to clean and repair.
  2. Don’t ignore the slope and drainage of the area where the walkway will be installed. Proper drainage is essential to prevent water damage and erosion.
  3. Don’t forget about safety. The walkway should be slip-resistant and level, with no tripping hazards.
  4. Don’t forget about the surrounding landscape. The walkway should blend in seamlessly with the garden or other outdoor elements.
  5. Don’t skimp on installation. A properly installed walkway will last longer and require less maintenance.

At Lawn Care Plus, we have the expertise and experience to design and install a beautiful and functional walkway that meets all your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our full range of landscaping and hardscaping services.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Walkway Design

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