when you order the DG, you request the stabilizer to be mixed in with the stone that binds the pieces together while maintaining a permeable surface. There is also a DG application available mixed with polymers that will create a non permeable surface similar to asphalt still with the loose appearance of dg. It is more expensive to get these binders mixed in, but the maintenance and longevity I think is worth it.
A tan decomposed granite patio replaced the brown lawn. The open layout gives enough space for inclusion of tables and a fire pit when entertaining. Wood posts in the back corner will be used to string up lights and shade sails.