Building a Concrete Paver Walkway

Building a concrete paver walkway can turn your yard from ho-hum into an extraordinary outdoor space. If you live in the St. Louis area and are considering adding a walkway to your yard, call the experts at Big Bend Landscaping.

A walkway is an imaginative way to draw attention to your landscape. Walkways placed throughout your yard encourage guests and family members to explore and appreciate the beauty of the outdoors. And wandering your own walkways is good for your heart and mind too.

Let’s talk about different types of walkways, the benefits of adding them to your landscape, and the many ways you can use one.

Types of Walkways

Big Bend Landscaping can design concrete paver walkways for any type of landscape or backyard setting. With a variety of sizes and types of pavers to choose from, you can either design your own pattern, use the one recommended by the manufacturer, or ask Big Bend Landscaping to design one for you.

We use the best materials on the market such as Romanstone, Belgard, and Pavestone. And we specialize in interlocking, permeable, earth-friendly pavers. They are designed to last for many years and handle run-off with no problems.

Here are just a few of many walkway designs:

Classic walkway: Concrete Pavers that appear to be irregularly shaped evoke the sensation that one is on an old cobblestone path. Combining them with brick borders laid lengthwise to one another (called sailor course) keeps the look tidy and encourages explorers to stay on the path.

Modern walkway: This look is created with smooth pavers that interlock in predictable patterns. We can lay these in straight lines or with gently curving corners, depending on your preference. If you like a contemporary city-park feel, this may be for you.

Combination or Mix and Match: Combining flat, rectangular and/or square pavers with a river rock border is a great addition to any garden, but especially one that focuses on native plants.

Textured Walkway: Placing smooth pavers over garden or river rock works well when you need to cover an uneven surface that collects water or is aligned with a French Drain.

Reasons to Add a Paver Walkway to your Landscape

There are several benefits to adding stone paths to your landscape:

Durability: Building a concrete pathway is a sensible investment. They deteriorate slowly. Bad weather and heavy foot traffic have little effect.

Low Maintenance: Because of the natural durability of concrete, concrete pavers are low maintenance and require very little upkeep. They don’t damage or crack easily. And cleaning pavers surfaces is easy; all you need to do is hose them off. They don’t absorb stains, so there’s no time spent scrubbing or cleaning them.

Health Benefits: If you enjoy your yard, you’ll spend more time in it. And walkways encourage not just exploration on your guests’ part but can inspire you to add to your own gardens and landscape. Being outdoors has been proven to improve not just physical health, but mental and emotional health as well. Wandering the walkways of your own yard is good for your heart and soul. And because Big Bend Landscaping installs walkway pavers that are moisture and slip resistant, you and your loved ones will be safe when they are walking on them.

Adds value to your property: Any improvement to your home or landscape increases your home’s curb appeal and market value. Beginning with the walkway that leads up to your front door, you can build on the appeal of your home. Walkways make people feel welcome. Building a paver walkway in your backyard or other parts of your property will attract the attention of prospective buyers just like it does your guests and family.

Your Happiness: You’re going to spend more time in your yard than anyone else is. Any changes you make to your home and yard should bring you joy. While Big Bend Landscaping can’t promise you eternal happiness and satisfaction (we’re not in that business), we can promise you that the path we help you create will certainly add to it.

Ways to Include a Walkway in Your Landscape

The number of ways you can include a walkway in your landscape is limited only by your imagination. Here are just some of them:

Multi-level Gardens: If you enjoy a yard with a rolling landscape or you have terraced gardens, Big Bend Landscaping can combine paver walkways with steps to create an interesting, safe terrain for your guests to explore.

Create outdoor zones and focal points: Paver pathways can divide your yard into different zones, act as borders between different spaces in your garden, and draw attention to landscaping features like flowers and rock gardens and fountains. Creating a meandering walkway through your landscape that leads back to your outdoor entertainment space adds to your guest’s enjoyment. Add benches, seating walls, and firepits, and you might even begin to feel like they’ve come to enjoy your yard as much as they’ve come to see you!

Formal garden: If you love classic garden features and plants combined with a well-manicured lawn, Big Bend Landscaping can help you design an attractive walkway that will give you the sense of elegance you crave. Smooth, neat pavers are a great contrast to manicured lawns and landscapes, and combine well with elegant plants and garden features. Walkway pavers come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can achieve any look that you envision. The possibilities are endless.

Informal garden: If you prefer a more informal look of blended paths and natural stone, Big Bend can handle that too. Adding a gravel border and planting a wide variety of plants of varying sizes along the way can contribute to a natural, homey feel.


There is no downside to building a paver walkway to your yard. They are long-lasting, attractive, economical, and useful.

Big Bend Landscaping has been helping St. Louis customers build outdoor living spaces for over 25 years. We have a Level 1 Certification from the National Concrete and Masonry Association. This means we’ve taken extra steps to ensure that we are using up-to-date methods and materials. We are experts in our field. When we present you with your options, we will offer you the newest and best landscaping solutions.

We guarantee on all our work; this includes parts and labor. If for any reason you have a problem with something we’ve done, call us and we will make your satisfaction our priority.

Do you like what you’ve seen here and want to know more about adding walkways to your home and yard? Give us a call at (636) 349-2946 or contact us for an online estimate!

Big Bend Landscaping Concrete Paver Walkway
Big Bend Landscaping Concrete Paver Walkway
Big Bend Landscaping Concrete Paver Walkway
Big Bend Landscaping Concrete Paver Walkway
Big Bend Landscaping Concrete Paver Walkway