Porous Walkways

Porous Walkways

Porous paths serve a functional and aesthetic purpose. They define outdoor spaces, provide convenient transit and are a place for water to gather and filter slowly into the soil. There are many materials to choose from, something for every budget. This fact sheet considers mulch and gravel walkways.

Start your porous walkway project by calling 811 to find out where utility lines are on your property. Lay out the walkway design using a garden hose or branches. Decide what type of porous walkway is pertinent to the area: mulch or gravel.