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Photo: Jonm F (Shutterstock) Adding walkways to your garden can make it more inviting and cut down on your weeding and mowing. Paying someone to install pavers isn’t cheap, but there are ways to DIY beautiful, low maintenance garden paths that won’t require you to rent heavy equipment or break your budget. Here are some ideas to get you started. Gather your tools and materials All you will need to get started are a shovel, a rake, the material you’ll use to make the path, some edging material, and landscaping cloth and stakes. A 2×4 or a similar piece of scrap lumber and a light sledge or heavy hammer will also help. Once you have decided on where you want your paths to go, you can use these tools to accomplish most of the job in a single day. How to figure out how much material you’ll need To plan out the shape of your walkway, use string, a hose, or rope to map out on the ground. This will help you visualize the length, width, and placement of your path before you start doing and digging. Once you’ve accomplished this step, you can use this free calculator to determine how much mulch or gravel you’ll need to complete the job. 3 straightforward DIY garden paths Mulch and cedar pathway: A mulch pathway is a good option because it’s cost effective and won’t impact the surrounding soil too much. To create a mulch path edged with 12-inch cedar shingles […]