Low maintenance replacement for lawn?
I am new to this forum so expect this topic has been covered before? I cannot manage to regularly mow my lawn any more. It is nearly always wet due to high trees (neighbours, don't even go there! ) So am getting quotes from landscapers at the moment. I've had weed membranes laid in the past under gravel and they work fairly well but still need surface weeding now and then. Bending down for a long time is becoming a problem too!
Can anyone tell me what to look out for when contractors say what they are going to do? Pitfalls, skimping on materials?
Also want to keep the costs down. Would like beach shingle or a sunshiney looking gravel but is that the most expensive Dont want the grey council gravel that appears everywhere, too grim on a grey day... bet that is the cheapest?
Any constructive help appreciated.