Over the past few years I have added new garden paths to the beds in my garden. These paths are not part of the overall garden design but are auxiliary paths that are simpler and smaller and serve two purposes.
Number one they provide access to the garden bed so one can enjoy being “in” the garden, and number two they make garden maintenance a whole lot easier. Tools, garden totes, and hoses can all be brought into the garden without the danger of damaging the plants.
These paths are simple and in many cases almost invisible when viewing the garden from a distance. For a finished look they can be covered with a layer of bark mulch, wood chips or leftover stone, brick and cobble.