Landscaping designer Tina Nyce from Washingtonoffers seven tips for creating a garden path by yourself, combining a green carpet of plants and stone slabs. A simple idea for decorating the garden and yard of the villa. 1. Plan the track. First of all, think about how your family, relatives or guests will react to such a path in the garden. Perhaps they will hesitate to step onto parts of the path from the plants, fearing to crumple or spoil the appearance. If you have the opportunity, think over a completely stone "spare" path on the side of the main one. 2. Care for plants on the path. Green plantations between the stone slabs of the garden path suppress the growth of weeds and prevent erosion. But they will need to be constantly cut, otherwise the plants absorb the whole yard, as in the photo below. 3. Start small. If possible, grow plants between the slabs of seeds. If you want to plant already sprouted grass - then use the youngest seedlings. Of course, spring is the best time to plant. 4. Plant persistent plants. If a flexible plant a couple of times to come - it will break, it will crumble and the track will lose its neat appearance. Therefore, choose strong, resistant and "spring" types of grass that will withstand multiple steps of a person. Moss and grass are a good solution. 5. Prepare the soil. Before planting plants between the slabs of the path, loosen the ground well. It is best to use a primer with sand - the water will be well absorbed and the path will not be in the mud even in the case of prolonged rains. The minimum necessary living space for plants between the plates is 5 cm. 6. The shape of the tiles. Choose the right shape of stone slabs for the garden path. For example, the correct geometric figures are more suitable for the modern style of the house and the yard, and the forms are more natural and natural - for cottages and cottages. 7. Soft steps. Use creeping and climbing plants for living decorating steps in the garden. Do not forget to cut them regularly, otherwise you can get lost in the plants and fall.