More often than not, walkways are neglected in favor of the landscapes, the yards, patios, etc. However, walkways are a very essential part of your landscape. Not only can they add an interesting design element to your home, but they’re also functional. Walkways allow you to easily navigate your landscape without stepping onto the grass or any vegetation. They also lend a sense of cohesiveness and harmony to your design, connecting different aspects of your landscape.

Here at Outdoor Improvement, we’ve noticed that our regular clients in Eagan as well as the surrounding cities of Minneapolis, Burnsville, Savage and Woodbury, are increasingly asking for walkways installations on their properties. Our clients in Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Apple Valley, Lakeville and Maplewood have already approached us to build garden walkways.

Planning a Walkway


When you’re designing a walkway, you need to take several factors into consideration. Your budget, of course, determines everything but aside from that, you need to consider what kind of look and feel you’re aiming for. Moreover, two people can comfortably walk side-by-side on a 4ft wide walkway. For high traffic, wider paths would be ideal. With walkways that might see low traffic, you can save money and opt for narrower paths. There are a variety of materials to choose from and they vary in design and cost.

  • Gravel Walkways: Walkways paved with gravel are very affordable and look very natural and organic. They’re ideal for small garden paths, adding to the design. Even if you want a modern or contemporary look, you can use gravel on your walkways. They are, however, very difficult to maintain. If you want to be able to walk barefoot, with a cane or walker, gravel paths can prove to be cumbersome. Since the path is made from loose material, it needs edging to keep in place.

  • Walkways Concrete Walkways: A concrete walkway is slightly more expensive than gravel ones. However, it’s easy to maintain and clean. Concrete paths are generally very durable, though in very cold weather, they tend to develop cracks. There are several design options available in concrete. You can opt for stained concrete of different colors or stamped concrete that would emulate the design of brick or stone.

  • Brick Walkways: Brick is next in expense but most people don’t mind that. It’s a very popular material as it brings a different, appealing design element with it. Brick walkways are easy to maintain and repair and blend in naturally with lawns or gardens. While there are limited color options, you can lay it in different patterns to make the design interesting.

  • Paving Stone Walkways: Stone pavers come in different designs and colors, making them one of the most versatile materials to use in walkways. While they might be heavier on your wallet, they are very durable and easy to maintain. They also add a different element to your walkway design.

If you have any questions or wish to get an estimate, you can contact Outdoor Improvement by calling us at 612-392-1775. You can also fill this contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Areas We Service:
  • Eagan, MN
  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • Burnsville, MN
  • St Paul, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Apple Valley, MN
  • Savage, MN
  • Lakeville, MN
  • Woodbury, MN
  • Maplewood, MN
  • White Bear Lake, MN
  • Shoreview, MN
  • Roseville, MN
  • Stillwater, MN
  • Lindstrom, MN
  • Hugo, MN
  • Center City, MN
  • Chisago City, MN
  • Shafer, MN
  • St Croix Falls, WI
  • Hudson, WI
  • New Richmond, WI

and anything up and down the river on the Wisconsin side.