Grid pavers - don't love it but would cheaply solve the problem
My idea is gaining popularity...so says the article. Faux grass pool surround for the vintage kidney shaped pool will prevent slipping and hide flaws!
Sunken Trampoline with cover and a link with tips from an installation company.
Outdoor Deck with Artificial Grass, might be too crazy... But the dogs would love it!
Faux Turf - Artificial Grass a guide All you need to know & a list of questions to ask yourself & a professional when you are ready to GO FAUX!!
Would you believe artificial grass?! | gardenista. Artificial turf can serve as a permeable break between flagstones.
Faux Grass Table Runner
DIY faux grass stepping stones | sugarandcloth.com
Faux boxwood wall store | Artificial Living Wall and Privacy Screen 96in. x 48in.
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