Using the same brick walkway patterns in the main paths that meander through your garden as the patterns in your deck will create a uniform flow for your backyard garden design. You can also use a variety of brick walkway patterns to break up individual areas in your garden. This will create unique areas within the overall design. By making your main pathway curvy or winding, you’ll create the illusion of a bigger area. If you decide you want a more formal garden area then you’ll want to stay with wide and straight brick walkway patterns.
Unless you have experience laying bricks in mortar, you might want to consider hiring a professional to build your path. Laying bricks in mortar is an acquired skill that takes years to learn. However, you can lay bricks in sand. Laying bricks in sand requires more muscle than precision. This particular method is easily removed but can be very durable if left alone. A brick in sand walkway can settle over time which in some cases adds to the atmosphere you are trying to create.
When developing your brick walkway patterns you are only limited by your imagination. Do you want to create the look of a cozy English cottage garden design or do you want to create a formal manor type design? You will probably want to use pavers instead of bricks for your garden walkway. Pavers will hold up to weather conditions much better than ordinary bricks. Pavers have been developed to withstand moisture from the ground, extreme weather conditions and temperature changes. Ordinary bricks could disintegrate, crumble or crack. Better you start on your brick walkway patterns make sure you choose a product that is manufactured specifically for walkways and paths.