Reinvent Your Garden Path With an Old Tree
Underscore your dedication for a completely natural garden with a log pathway. Close your eyes and imagine how organic and natural such a path is. If you have children, they can stroll along such a path, imagining fairies and wood nymphs at the end of the path. Natural log pathways evoke such fairy tale feelings and more.
If you have an old tree, let loose your creative nature and have it sliced into thin sections. Take your time and imbue your own character into your new log pathway by selecting different diameter pieces, and placing them together over a base of dirt and gravel. The gravel locks the pieces into place, tightly.
A professional logger, or woodworker, does all the work, cutting the tree into sections of a thickness that you define. Now, it’s just a matter of clearing the path. Dig up the sod and dirt, clear everything before laying down the gravel. After all of that is done, the fun part follows. It’s time to become a garden artist, laying down all of those cross-sections of wood, edge to edge.
The end result will be something you and your family will be truly amazed by. Walk along it barefoot and feel the grain and texture. Get a feeling for the years of age rings on each of the sections. There’s a sense of magic to hopping from one wooden log to the next. It looks like a pathway of rounded wooden stepping stones, leading to some fantasy forest.
You can always extend the project by installing some night-lighting to exaggerate that magical feeling, and enjoy the creative, organic walkway cutting a natural route through your garden. Visit http://pinterest.com/pin/317433473705442540/ for more information.