All my landscaped gardens have steps and paths that complete a landscaped garden. One needs to create heights if they are none as in this photo. I built the base so that I could create those steps.
The paths in our garden are changeable in that I can remove that gravel and put another colour. These paths do not let weeds grow making walking in the garden a pleasure
Our pet Preiti walked on these paths and never inside the garden. She was a well behaved pet and never trained her. She was self trained. I miss her so.
Have you attempted designing a landscaped garden?