Isle Landscapers Limited

Quality Landscaping in Maidstone and Kent

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What to consider

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  • Posted date:
  • 22-03-2017
What to consider

What to consider in Garden Design

Are Your Pathways Wide Enough?

Ensure your paths offer enough room for walking through. No one wants to be squeezed down tight space. Key pathways need to be broad enough for   two or more individuals to walk next to each other. It should be no narrower than 5 feet. 

For less used  routes where guests navigate in single file, the size should go to least three feet. Remember that tall plants or features that flank your path mean that it should be wider.  Tall restrictions make any type of space feel extra confined.

Steps And Stairs

Outside steps as well as stairways ought to rise delicately. If too steep, they are may appear unattractive to climb.  The most comfortable  steps to use are those with a  height of six inches or less.

The  depth of each step plus twice the height  must amount to twenty six inches. Steps with a six-inch height would require a depth of fourteen inches. If your   stairs include more than ten steps, think about  a landing space after every 4th or 5th step to make   progress easier. 

Landings should  be as deep as the stairs are wide. A  necessity of a landing is space. This should happen when the stairs change direction.

Secure Footings

Any type of paving needs to be built on secure ground. Stay clear of slick surface areas or loosely set pavers that move. In rainy and wintery weather,   smooth  materials may not provide enough traction.

Crushed rock sidewalks are great as long as you use unsifted gravel. Unsifted gravel has various-size stone.   This makes it easy to compact it firmly and give a strong footing.  Filtered gravel is comprised of similar-size gravel. This does no stay firm and continues to be loosened underfoot. Whatever your paving material, see to it your paved surface areas are slightly sloped  to keep water from resting on it.


Leave a lot of headroom under archways, arbors or pergolas. Seven feet should be the minimum.  Add at the very least another 18 inches if I  there will  be plants growing over the framework. 

This might seem high, however exterior structures tend to look smaller compared to they would if they were indoors.

 It is also much better to be safe than sorry.  So avoid brushing heads with a climbing wisteria  or rose. A post for an    arches  or pergolas need to be a couple of inches outside the pathway. This enables enough elbow room.