What to do with damaged garden paths?

Anyone who has ever owned a house with a garden knows full well that it is a wonderful place to have one’s own green, smaller or larger patch of land which, on top of that, you can arrange yourself. A garden is a place where you can relax, pursue your passions or simply unwind after a hard week at work, which is why it’s so important for it to be a beautiful place that you can use for leisure or recreation in a pleasant way.

However, like any other element of our property, the garden must be cared for. It goes without saying that it is very important to systematically look after its plants, but also not to forget about its other elements such as garden paths and gazebos. In today’s article we will take a closer look at garden paths and how to care for and repair them.

How garden paths can be damaged?

As we mentioned in the introduction, in today’s article we will be dealing with garden paths, which are an important part of any garden, as they allow you to move around freely without damaging the lawn or other plants. Just like any other element of the garden, garden paths are exposed to the activity of changing weather conditions, which is why it is very important to constantly pay attention to their condition in order to notice minor or major damages that we are unable to avoid.

By far the most common time for garden paths to deteriorate is after the autumn and winter season, when they are exposed to the often changeable and heavy rain or snow conditions. Therefore, when the weather starts to improve and the garden season slowly approaches, it is important to check the condition of your garden paths and make sure they are in good condition and do not need repair.

Frequent rain and snowfall are the biggest opponents of garden paths. Water, much of which falls on our garden during autumn and winter, is often able to wash away the sand that holds our garden tiles in the ground, so that garden paths are often unstable and loose after a heavy rainy season, which can be dangerous when using them. Far less frequently, the tiles suffer more serious damage, that is, they crack or collapse, however, none of these faults are impossible to repair.

How to deal with damaged garden paths?

Now that we have outlined how garden paths can be damaged, it is time to move on to the part of the article where we explain how to deal with these faults. So let’s start with the less demanding repairs, which are related to water that washes away the sand that keeps garden paths in the ground. In this case, it is easy to deal with even on your own, simply spreading a new layer of sand so that it fills in the cavities so that the loosened tiles become immovable again and perform their function well.

The situation is different when garden paths collapse. In this case, a more complicated repair is required, which usually involves completely replacing the bedding, so that the garden paths can remain stationary in the ground. In this situation, it is already advisable to enlist the help of professionals; however, this is also a repair that a keen gardener cannot carry out alone.

By far the most serious fault that can be associated with garden paths is when the tiles crack after an intense winter. In this case, it is not enough just to replace the substrate, but also to get rid of all the damaged tiles and replace them with new ones. When we are talking about such a repair, there is no doubt at all that it is worth using the services of specialists, such as Masonry Contractor Winnetka, who will carry out this repair in a professional manner and, on top of this, will provide a guarantee in case of subsequent defects.


There is not the slightest doubt that garden paths are a very important part of any garden, so if there are any faults with them, they need to be repaired as soon as possible. As we have outlined, smaller damage can be repaired by yourself, however, there are instances where it is worth investing in the help of professionals who will ensure that our garden is in perfect condition for the summer season when we use it most.

Rahul Joshi

Rahul is the founder of My Architecture's Idea and has a passion for writing. He is from India and has been helping businesses grow for 3 years. Follow him on Instagram, Linkedin and Facebook

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