Bridging gap between higher circular patio and lower lawn
We have a large semi-circular patio which is approx 6 to 8 inches
higher than the adjoining lawn, the circular section leads on to the lawn section. We want to link the patio and lawn in a coherent way – so we (family with children) can move between the areas easily. At the
moment it’s a big 12+ inches “moat type” gap, with left-over patio hardcore before
the lawn begins, which we've started to remove.
Looking for some ideas (that ideally we can do ourselves), which need to be easy to maintain once complete. We have thought about sloping the lawn up to the patio, by adding a few tonnes of topsoil and turfing up to the circular edge. Or perhaps a pebble border but that will still require a significant step down and will need edging to the lawn, so could be done for part of it, with the central area something different. Has anyone done anything similar, or have some good suggestions?