Check out these affordable and cheap DIY garden path ideas! These Cheap DIY garden path ideas are budget-friendly and will save your time as well.

Pathways in the garden make it more accessible and enhance the overall beauty garden if done right. But making garden pathways can turn out to be an expensive endeavor, especially if you have no prior knowledge. Worry not, as we have curated a list of cheap DIY garden path ideas that won’t be heavy on your pocket.

1. DIY Gravel Path

gravel garden path

As the name suggests, this garden path is made by using gravel and nothing more. Digging down a few inches will do as gravel garden paths don’t need a lot of depth. Check out this post for more details!

2. Mulch Walkways

mulch garden path with stone overlay

Mulch garden path is easy to make as it’s lighter than stones and gravel. You can choose from cocoa beans and cypress bark as they are easy to find and sustainable. Plus, mulch is cheaper than other materials for a garden path.

3. Wood Chip Pathway

Using wood chip for pathway isn’t something new and also wood chips are inexpensive and easy to get hands on. The video tutorial will help through the whole process.

4. Stepping Stone Garden Path

stepping stone cheap garden path

Stepping stones are one of the easiest and fastest ways to build a garden path. As there is a gap between the consecutive stones, you won’t have to spend time on levelling.

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5. Stone Edged Gravel Path

gravel path with stone border

The cobblestone curb bordering the gravel path will do wonders for your garden design. You can quickly build it with the help of this detailed tutorial.

6. Bricks Garden Path

garden path made with bricks

It shouldn’t surprise that bricks garden path is on the list as bricks are a cheap building material. Overlaying brick is also easy and does not require any special skills.

7. Concrete Slab Path

concrete pathway in the garden

Making a concrete slab garden path super easy requires simply laying down the concrete slabs. Choose concrete slabs of any shape or size, depending on your preference.

8. Wooden Boardwalk Garden Path

Wooden Boardwalk Garden Path

Wooden walkways are your best bet for making an inexpensive but appealing garden path. You can lay them over the grass, gravel or any other material. Here is the detailed tutorial.

9. Wooden Slat

Wooden Slat pathway

Another wooden path on the list, made by edging the path with bricks and stone and filling it with gravel. Place the wooden slats later, as we found in this post!

10. Flagstone Garden Path

Flagstone Garden Path

Unlike other expensive stones used in flooring, flagstones are affordable and sturdy. We got the inspiration for the flagstone garden path from here.

11. Cobblestone Walking Pathway

Stone Walking Pathway in garden

The whole process of building this stone pathway will take some time and effort, but the results are worth it! Visit Instructables to learn more.

12. Stone Garden Path

Cobblestone Garden Pathway

This stone garden pathway incorporates the use of stones in both walkway and border. Place stones by digging the soil and then refill the gaps with gravel or soil.

13. Upcycled Wood Slice Garden Path

Upcycled Wood Slice Garden Path

Upcycling is always fun, so make a garden path out of it if you get a fallen tree that’s of no use. The step by step instructions is here.

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