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If you're worried about upkeep involved with watering grass between pavers, filling the space between with an accent stone is a great option. Consider skipping the mortar to allow rainwater to soak in. Hey, it's impossible to kill rocks, right?
Just a few pavers can be the saving grace for homeowners wanting a higher-end look with a lower-end budget. In this case, just six pavers complete the task of getting from the door to the walkway; the rest of the space is filled with something much less expensive and even easier to install.
Rectangular pavers separated about four inches from one another can look look in sync with modern or transitional architectural. To save some cash, create a larger space between each. By the time you price it out, you'll realize the difference between 2 inches and 8 inches may be 8 full pavers, saving you hundreds of dollars...which you can then give to me to buy my own.
Using pavers out of context can give them brand new identity. In this case, the same rectangular paver used as steps surrounded by pea gravel carry on over a pond as an open bridge-alternative.
Mix pea gravel with pavers to delineate an outdoor lounge space in the landscape. Pea gravel is very affordable. Decide where you want your loungers to sit, then place them. Fill the remaining space with a layer of pea gravel roughly three inches deep, ensuring you fill the spaces between each paver. The use of gravel saves money and creates a water-permeable surface.
Tip: Invest in an electric leaf blower — things falling out of trees can easily junk up the gravel.
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