Everyone wants a beautiful Orlando landscape, but the amount of work that typically go into it can be overwhelming. A few simple “Do It Yourself”, ideas can simplify your yard and have it more attractive and functional than ever!

An easy way to add interest and curb appeal to your landscape is by creating a pathway. It’s not as difficult as you think and it won’t crank the bank. The Family Handyman explains:

Affordable DIY paths can be created with gravel, pebbles or stepping stones. Line the walkway with flowers for an even more eye-catching result.

Mulch and gravel are the cheapest pathway materials you can buy for rock walkways, and they make construction simple, too, making them two of our favorite walkway ideas. All you have to do is remove the sod, roll out landscape fabric and spread the mulch or gravel.

Mulch and gravel paths can be meandering, wood chip–covered trails or carefully planned designs, and they range from casual to formal depending on the design and edging material. You can choose from a wide variety of loose materials including coarse bark, decorative mulch, washed stones and crushed gravel or shells.

Wondering where the best place to purchase your mulch?

Sure, you can go to just about any big box store and buy bags of mulch, but is this really the best option? Not if you are looking to save time, money, and get the best quality.

Depending on how big your path is, it may be cheaper to have bulk material delivered than to buy bags. Plan on a 3-in.-deep layer of mulch about 3 ft. wide as an alternative to grass

If you’re looking for mulch for your next landscaping project, there are a variety to choose from, both organic mulch, such as pine bark and cypress, or stones, such as river rock, granite, and marble chips. Each one can make a significant impact on not only the landscape’s appearance, but also on the budget.

Which ever type of mulch you choose, buying in bulk saves you money and gives you a better quality product. Save even more by taking advantage of Reliable Peat’s Fall discount, 10% off all bulk orders over 6 yards, for both our Winter Garden and Lake county locations!


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