Landscaping can be formal and fussy or casual and unfussy. Take the sidewalk in the photo above — very casual and inviting.
- While the rhododendron creates color interest against the backdrop of pines the hardscape materials provide a decorative element.
- Pebbles surround the irregularly placed walking stones for easy care. Using mulch would require being replaced every year, where the pebbles are good forever. Good choices would be crushed stone or blue stone.
- The path gives a minimalist appeal with the large-scale walking stones. Flagstone would give a sturdy place to step.
- The curve around the back of the plantings invites you to want to see what’s around the corner.