We're thinking about using some "grasscrete" to add some new texture to a sitting area we're planning for the new place - it'll be surrounded in plants with a simple bench seat arrangement and probably a louvre roof (example below). We like the look of it but wondering how much of a pain it is to keep looking nice - if at all...?
I'm assuming I just run over it with a whipper snipper as required.
Does anyone have this at home and/or have other suggestions for ground in the area?
Interesting @ProjectPete. I thought this was typically used as a driveway solution. I think most people for an area like you are suggesting would use a timber deck or stone pavers. I would think that the choice of what to plant would be crucial. I would want a ground cover that needs no cutting rather than a traditional grass. It would also be important that it dominates over weeds.
@MartyH We'll have aggregate for the alfresco and a slight extension from there, concrete and decking for the firepit, stone pavers surrounding the pool and fake grass to most other areas...I suppose I could (painfully) install fake grass in each of the gaps...
I like the look of this overall, would you put real grass or turf between the slabs? Real grass would make it a bit of a pain to maintain over time as it will eventually creep over your slabs if there isn’t fairly consistent maintenance.
@DrgnRose High maintenance is definitely a factor and a bit of a downer. I don't mind effort if it's worth it. The more I think about this, the less I feel like the maintenance will be worth it. Looking into some different options.