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Dressing Up Your Walkway

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Dressing up your walkway is the perfect way to add a colorful pop to your front yard. Whether you’re working with a large pathway or an apartment breezeway, this beginner-level project is a great way to add your favorite perennial flowers and welcome visitors to your home.

Tools

Tool

Compost

Tool

Landscape Spray Paint

Tool

Mulch

Tool

Rototiller

Tool

Round Shovel

Tape Measure

Tape Measure

Small Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals

Small Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals

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Measure out 18 inch-2 feet wide planting beds on either side of the walkway

2

Spray paint the desired area

3

Remove turf and Rototill amendments into designated area

4

Choose design concept: 3-5 different plants repeated or mass planting (all the same species)

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Place plants in beds before planting, spacing according to tag recommendations

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Repeat desired design concept on both sides of the walkway (3-5 different plants repeated)

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Plant plants

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Water thoroughly

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Spread 1-2″ of decorative mulch

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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