Haslemere GardenTraditional Garden, Hampshire
A mown path through bluebells and trees lures on a sunny day.
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Stay relaxedPerhaps your garden errs towards the informal and gently overgrown, rather than clipped and landscaped? If so, a rough path across your lawn might work. Here, higgledy-piggledy paving stones are set into grass for a casual effect. The path offers somewhere to step without breaking up the overall lush, wild, cottage-garden feel.Concrete stepping stones can be a practical solution in this instance – durable and easy to maintain, with the greenery softening their functional looks.
Become a hedgehog championWant to do more? Why not become a hedgehog champion. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has teamed up with People’s Trust for Endangered Species to launch project ‘Hedgehog Street’. “We are recruiting Hedgehog Champions willing to get involved in helping hedgehogs in their area,” says Vass. A staggering 44,000 champions have signed up so far!Is your garden a hedgehog haven? Let us know in the Comments below.
Lay a path Negotiating grassed areas can lead to wet feet, so a path may feel like a necessity. A solid path can really visually divide a lawn and look quite formal. Stepping stones, on the other hand, can gently lead you through a space in a relaxed manner. Just make sure the space between the stones is comfortable for stepping from one to the next. Once laid at the correct level, a lawnmower can just glide over them.Be inspired by these 11 standout ideas for paving and stone