Tiles are the basic building blocks in the game. They constitute the "ground" and everything from houses, to plants, to pots need to be placed on top of tiles. There are currently ten of these in the game, dirt, brick path, deck path, stone path, green grass, yellow grass, eggplant grass, red grass, purple grass, blue grass, and concrete. With the exception of path tiles, any objects, like pots, plants, and coffee stations, can be placed on any tile. Gardeners, however, can only be placed on path tiles, which they will pace back and forth on, harvesting any fully grown flowers they encounter.
Path tiles (Brick Path, Deck Path, and Stone Path) are used for gardeners to travel on. Unlike other tiles, path tiles cannot have anything other than gardeners placed on top of them. They are the only tiles that a gardener can traverse and as such usually form the skeleton of many gardens. Any plants that are placed adjacent to paths will be automatically harvested by any gardeners on that same path.