Path that gradually ends... how? Photos?
When you walk from our back deck into the yard, you're entering a perennial garden rather than a lawn area.
Currently, you step down onto a double row of aggregate blocks and then immediately into bark mulch. Just off these aggregate blocks on the side of the deck is our gas grill.
Although I'd like to keep a solid landing off the stairs and beneath the grill, I'd like to extend a path off into the garden that dwindles down and disappears. The existing mulched paths would continue through the plants.
I'm stuck on how best to do this, so that the path doesn't look contrived or hard-edged. I want a natural-looking, gradual transition from landing to mulch, and I just can't take it from vision to materials! Simple stepping stones don't seem to be "enough" to establish the beginning of the path, but flagstone seems like "too much" for the far end.
I'd welcome any suggestions and especially any photos of similar projects you've done.
Here's the area I'm talking about. I see the path "fading out" after about 20 feet, after you walk beneath the clematis arch and then between the two arborvitaes:
Here's a view from another angle: