Are you thinking about laying pavers in your front or backyard?
Do you want to use these large slabs of stone to create a beautiful patio or walkway around your home?
Do you love the look of pavers that have grass growing between them?
This is a very modern and popular method of laying pavers and creating unique spaces around the home, and if you’re looking for something like this for your home, you’re in luck.
In this article, we’ve got seven beautiful pictures to help inspire you and give you some great ideas to get started working on right away. By the time you get finished checking out the information we have listed below, you’re sure to know just how you want to lay pavers in your yard.
But why has this style gotten so popular? What makes these pavers with grass in between designs so beautiful, anyway? One of the most popular elements of this type of paver design is simply how striking the stone looks when it’s offset by lush, green grass. This also helps keep the yard a little greener without requiring much mowing, if any. All in all, you can’t go wrong by choosing a design like this!
Take your time and check out the ideas below to help you learn more.
1. Small stones can work beautifully in your paved patio with grass in between.
These little stones may take more time to lay, but as long as you don’t mind whether or not the space between each one is even, you’re sure to get a fun look that has that “disorganized on purpose” appeal. This is an especially nice option for a walkway or a patio that isn’t going to hold a lot of furniture, but remember that it may not offer enough flat, level space for furniture to be placed, depending on the sizes of the stones you choose to work with.
2. Stick to a chunky design between your pavers if you want a little more grass overall in your backyard.
This is a fun look that adds pops of green color throughout the patio space or walkway and creates a more casual appearance from start to finish. To do this, you’ll want to lay square pavers of the same size evenly spaced with at least a few inches of space between each one. This will give you more greenery, but keep in mind that it will also be more work for you, especially if you choose to use real grass instead of turf.
3. Keep things carefully planned and laid out by measuring the space between each paver and ensuring that it’s equal on all sides.
Use square pavers of the same size throughout the patio or walkway to create this type of uniform look. You may also want to lay a thin border around this type of patio, or you can leave it open without a border if you want something a little less defined overall. This is a great option for a more upscale and classy garden space that you want to use for high-class entertaining.
4. For a truly unique take on the grass with pavers design, try creating a space that is bordered by pavers on all four sides and features a defined, paver-covered patio space on one end only.
With only about half of the total space covered by pavers and the rest open to either real grass or turf, you can have the natural look you’re going for without necessarily focusing on the “grass in-between” design. Of course, this is only the right option if this is the type of look you’re going for, and it’s not for everyone, but it can offer a fun twist on the style.
5. Use uneven flagstones to create more space between some pavers than others.
This is a unique way to make your patio space look rustic and natural, especially if you stick to naturally-broken paver stones instead of those that are more manmade instead.
6. Offset the pavers you use in a slightly uneven pattern to give the appearance of a haphazard design that nevertheless still has rhyme and reason behind it.
This is a great way to keep things casual while still adding a defined space for your patio or covered grill space in your backyard.
7. Lay long, thin pavers or even choose treated, waterproofed boards of wood to create a unique walkway that’s sure to stand out from everyone else’s on the block.
This design is a little more modern and minimalistic than some of the others on our list, but it’s a beautiful way to make your outdoor space really pop.
Did you find a look you love? Remember that you can accomplish these looks with real, living grass, or you can choose to use “astro turf,” or fake grass, instead. There are some reasons why you might want to consider one or the other of these options.
Here are a few pros of using real grass instead of astro turf for this project:
And here are a few downsides to using real grass instead:
By keeping all this information in mind, you’ll be well on your way to picking the right type of grass to offset the beautiful paver design you choose for your patio or walkway.