Garden paths are a part of the actual construction, an integral part of the garden composition, a zoning tool. Aside from their obvious utility, pathways are necessary to the cohesive integrity of the garden, linking together all garden elements. Appropriate paving materials can transform the garden and add functionality. Types of garden pathways differ regarding intended placement, shape, materials and dimensions. Flagstone, paving stone, shale or concrete plates are generally used as materials for main garden pathways. An important dimension to consider is width.