this is my first post here.
I'd like to pick your brains... I'm living in a rented cottage with a small back garden, which has a patio area outside the back door, then some lawn, then a seating area with nice sofas and a little veg patch. But what's bugging me for a long time and really makes me feel "unsettled" is, that there is no pathway leading from the patio at the house over the lawn to the seating area. It feels so unnatural not to have a path and in summer the lawn suffers a lot from walking over it.
As I am living in a rented house, I don't want to put too much money into this. So I was thinking about a gravel path, it's relatively cheap and easy to do myself, and I could pick a nice gravel to give it the coastal feel I am after. However, a gravel path would need some kind of edging to keep the gravel in place and this is what bugs me. We only have a small lawn area (about 4 x 5 metres) and I do like to play on it with my dog etc. I wouldn't want edging to get in the way of play and cause injuries etc.
So.... I don't know what to do or what I can do, as I am after a coastal look (so edging the path with brick wouldn't work)...