Paths and Walks: A Lesson in Natural Landscape Design

By working with the contours of the land, restoring native plants, and using natural materials that blend in with their surroundings, a couple turns an overly-artificial country home into a wooded masterpiece.

An earth-covered bridge uses a wooden form, reinforcing bars, and concrete for strength and stability. It is then covered with rich compost soil and allowed to grow over with the ground cover of the forest floor.