Far East has provided many sources of inspiration for Western and European architecture and design. The idea of interrupted alleys was taken from oriental gardens, especially from the Japanese ones.
ADVANTAGES OF INTERRUPTED PATHS
In addition to the undeniably decorative effect, interrupted alleys offer also financial and practical benefits. First, an interrupted alley follows the natural course of our footsteps, in other words, helps us to move from one side of the garden to the other without stepping on lawn or flowers. Second, achieving an interrupted alley requires few materials and knowledge.
FROM WHAT CAN BE MADE AN INTERRUPTED ALLEY
Typically, are used three components: the material itself, sand and mortar. When is desired a garden with a natural look, are selected natural materials such as polished stones, “slices” of tree trunk or wooden boards. In urban gardens can be used slabs of concrete, brick or ceramic. The idea is that the material you choose (stone, concrete or wood) to be found in the garden to give it a uniform look.
The operation of arranging an interrupted alley is not complicated and involves little expense. Rather it requires skill and aesthetic sense to integrate better the alley into the design of the garden. The materials are placed directly on the ground, then are secured with sand and mortar. Between the stone tiles you must leave space for the growth of grass or flowers. These spaces must be equal and small enough to be used also by children. If the steps are made of wood, it is recommended to be treated in advance to give them durability. The alley should be left to dry for approximately 3-4 days before being used.
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