PATHWAY CONSTRUCTION PORTLAND
WE CREATE WALKWAYS THAT ADD CHARACTER & CHARM TO YOUR LANDSCAPE
Are you tired of walking on your beautiful lawn to get to the front door or navigate your beautifully landscaped back yard? Do you have a pathway that could be more appealing?
A custom designed pathway from the landscaping and design experts at Tellurian Gardens might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
When you work with Tellurian Gardens, you’ll benefit from our:
- Years of hands-on pathway design and construction experience.
- Knowledge of landscape design principles to make any pathway a beautiful part of your yard.
- Ability to install custom stone pathways in any Portland landscape.
- Our crews love challenging projects!
Keep reading to learn more about our stone pathway installation services or contact us today to get started.
OUR APPROACH TO PATHWAY DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
We’ve developed a winning formula for designing and installing custom stone pathways that are both beautiful and functional. Here’s how we do it:
SELECTING THE MATERIALS & CREATING THE DESIGN
There are a lot of different types of pathways, all with different styles and widths. In our experience, a front walkway should be a minimum of 4’ and a typical pathway should be a minimum of 3’. That being said, a pathway width of 7’ may be required to meet the scale of the landscape or home. We’ll work with you to create a path design that works for your yard and needs.
We will help you select the right pathway material whether that is flagstone, pavers or any other type of stone. We offer a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes that will fit any home and yard’s style. If you need help, just ask! The experts at Tellurian Gardens will be happy to help you select the right material that compliments your existing landscape design and the exterior colors of your home.
LAYING ON THE PATHWAY
Next, we’ll help you create a layout for your new walkway. This allows you to visualize the finished path before we begin excavation and construction.
First, we’ll check with the utility company before we start digging. This helps us to make sure there are no cables or pipes that may be damaged during construction. Then we’ll begin by removing approximately 6”-8” of soil from the length of the pathway. We’ll make sure the path is level with the existing elevation insuring proper drainage.
BUILDING A BASE
Now that the path is dug, it’s time to lay the base. We’ll place landscape fabric into the excavated area and cover it with 3”-4” of compacted base rock. To ensure proper compaction, we add water to the base rock as we compact. If more layers of base rock are needed, they are added in 2”-4” lifts. This process will eliminate settling in the future.
SETTING THE STONE
Once the base is complete, a layer of ¼” minus is screened to create an even surface to lay the hardscape material. Pavers and flagstone have different methods at this point. Pavers can be laid directly onto the surface and then compacted into place with polymeric sand. Alternatively, flagstone is chiseled into shape and set in place piece by piece. It is a long process, but the results are amazing.
OUR STONE PATHWAY PORTFOLIO
ABOUT TELLURIAN GARDENS
“I’m Scott Schultze and I have more than 13 years of landscape design and construction experience, as well as a degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design from the University of Nebraska.
In 2009, I founded Tellurian Gardens because I saw something missing in other Portland landscaping businesses. I believe landscaping is about both form and function and creating a connection between people and place.
A custom stone pathway can add functional style to your yard’s landscape!
We’re proud to design and install custom pathways throughout the Portland Metro area, including Lake Oswego and West Linn. We can’t wait to get to know you!”