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Cool Garden Paths That Are Off The Beaten Path

Cool Garden Paths That Are Off The Beaten Path
While you might think that all garden paths are created equal, you’d be wrong. In fact, we’ve found a collection of 10 cool, unique and creative garden paths that are simply cooler than the rest and featured them in the gallery below. Enjoy! Wood Slabs Kicking off the list as one of our personal favorites, this backyard garden has taken wood slabs of all diameters and tiled them in a way that creates full, sturdy ground coverage. For as great as this looks, it’s a really cheap way to achieve a rustic and unique garden path that will be remembered. Daisy Mosaic If you have more elaborate tastes than the simple wood slabs above, this mosaic themed path offers a grand alternative for the more detail-oriented individuals. Wave Mosaic Continuing with the trend of intricate garden paths, here is another mosaic pathway that absolutely pops amongst the surrounding ground cover. Glow in the Dark Pebbles We’re willing to bet that you’ve never seen anything like this next garden path. Glass Bottles

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