Build a 2-pallet garden walkway
I had a thought… would a pallet garden walkway work in this area?
There’s this lovely little sitting area porch on the front of my house that has a tiny cement stone walkway leading to the front yard.
Only trouble is, the cement stepping stones really weren’t stepping stones but garden edging, and they always sunk into the soil. What a mess!
So I decided it was time to come up with a more permanent garden walkway idea that was cheap, easy, looked cuter and would work better too!
Having two small pallets in stock (I sound like a pallet store) (scrap that… I AM one!), I had a brainstorm. Would an easy 2-pallet garden walkway work?
It was certainly worth a shot!
This ended up being the easiest garden walkway I’ve ever made, and it turned out so cute!
So if you too desire to have an easy garden walkway that was absolutely free to make, this 2-pallet idea may work for you too!
Here’s what I did:
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2-pallet garden walkway
Designing the pallet walkway
Two pallets I had on hand were loosely placed into position to ensure their size worked.
These two pallets, although they were both different sizes, ended up being the chosen two.
So let’s get them set next…
Leveling the soil
Removing the pallets, I tried digging some trenches to level the pallets moreso. But the trench idea proved difficult.
So I removed all the pallets, decided to not cheat, and just level the soil the best that I could using a metal garden rake before positioning the pallets into place.
Getting two different pallets level proved somewhat tricky, but it wasn’t impossible. I just kept digging and raking and repositioning until it worked.
And here’s the result!
How to create a pallet wood walkway
- dry-fit 2 or more pallets to ensure they will fit in your given area
- remove pallets, then level the soil using a metal garden rake
- position pallets into place with a construction level on top
- reposition and redig grooves into the soil with a shovel to further level the pallets
Read how I used several pallets to create a garden shed porch HERE!
The finished pallet walkway!
My own front yard is higher than the sidewalk, so a step-up was necessary in order to have the pallets level.
No big deal at all, it keeps the dirt and rainwater off your feet. And the sidewalk was a great support.
However if you wished to have your pallets level with your own sidewalk, keep digging to make it work!
HERE is how I created a garden-themed walkway level to my driveway.
Adding flower details
To decorate the flower bed moreso, I planted some fragrant alyssum along with an old kettle planter on its side in such a way that the flowers appear to be spilling out of the kettle!
Such a cute and quirky unexpected detail. And the planted flowers helped to round out the end of the pallet walkway nicely!
This little 2-pallet garden walkway was the perfect touch for this area. And it blends in really well with the plants and flowers. It’s truly perfect!
And is the perfect place to sit for a coffee!
But I added one more garden detail…
See that pretty flower planter barrel? Here’s the secret to getting it look so full…
How to plant a flower barrel – instantly!
- Buy the prettiest, largest hanging flower basket you can find.
- Place it in an empty garden barrel.
- If the level of the basket isn’t quite right, place some blocks of wood or an upside down bucket inside until you achieve the level desired.
It’s the prettiest and easiest flowering barrel to care for that I’ve ever had, and it looks perfect right away too! And I didn’t even bother to transplant a thing!
Anyway, I’m really pleased how this little 2 pallet garden walkway turned out! Think you’ll give this walkway idea a try?
I’ve made a few more since this idea, so here’s a few others to check out!
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