Given enough patience and back strength, anyone can install a basic garden path, says landscape designer Michael Donnellan of Summerhill Landscapes in Sag Harbor, N.Y. Learn more about walkway design on LandscapingNetwork.com.
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 To inhibit weed growth, lay a double layer of landscape fabric over the compacted base, leaving excess fabric to go under the path's edging (which can be made of brick, stone, steel, or wood). Lay in edging, allowing its top to sit no more than two inches above the finished surface.