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Walkways & Driveways

We all know the importance of first impressions. When people plan the landscape of their yard, they often overlook the importance of outdoor walkways and their driveway. At Hometown Landscape we understand the importance of first impressions and we stress the importance of walkways and driveways. The paths, walkways, and driveways we design combine the aesthetics and comfort of a nice path with the experience of exploring the plants and landscaping. 

Walkways can add to the atmosphere of whatever you are creating in your landscaping. They can add to the formal or informal feeling of the yard, which also can include the flow of foot traffic through specific areas. They allow people to walk through your beautiful landscape without trespassing on your pristine grass or flowers.

Rock, Brick or Gravel Walkways

One of the key elements of a beautiful walkway is the materials used. When choosing materials for your front or backyard walkway, it helps to think about your home’s architecture as well as the surrounding garden and landscaping. This is where our team can help. Our designers have years of experience and will take everything into consideration when creating your perfect walkway. There are many choices out there for walkways and it’s a good idea to consider whether you’re looking for a more formal approach with straight lines and angles, or a more informal path with a curved, meandering style.

Safety is another important factor when considering the type of material you may want to use for your walkway. If the landscaping and architecture of your home is more formal and you have children who will be running around, then it’s important to include that in your consideration. Brick or connected stone might provide that nice, colorful and durable walkway as well as added safety to limit tripping and falling. Materials can include:

  • Slate, flagstone, or limestone either in grass or in gravel for a more informal stepping stone aesthetic and feel
  • Crushed stone to add brightness to a walkway with its variety of white, blue, pink, gray and other colors
  • Certain ground covers with the walkway are also popular, such as specific mosses or fragrant herbs such as thyme
  • Walkways can also provide a nice pathway to a destination area such as a bench, a garden gazebo or a pool. At night, special lighting such as lanterns, recessed lighting and even solar lighting along the edges of walkways provide a nice, warm appeal.

Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today with questions or to schedule a free consultation for your property or site. We have been designing and building walkways and driveways since 1993 and are proud to serve the greater DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area with the sole goal of exceeding your expectations by delivering the most beautifully designed and built patios around.

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