Convert lawn into paving

imageThis is the garden from a side entrance , not the best shot but I can see how b obviously 

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  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    That looks a big garden, turf   looks fairly level .

    How long have you been in there?

    How much do you like gardening ?

    Are you intending to put any plants in at all.?

    I really would not  dig it up, a lawn mower would soon deal with mowing the lawn once a week.  I reckon almost everyone on here would love  to have, or have had, a blank canvas to have ago at . It would look dreadful just paved and paving would be more expensive than buying a good  lawn mower.

    Actually as I love gardening and plants.  It would just break my heart not to see it growing  anything other than paving stones and a patch of grass.

    Last edited: 20 June 2017 14:10:06




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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,875

    what a waste to pave such a large area, think flower borders, trees, shrubs and climbers rather than massive amounts of paving.

    I would patio an area that gets a lot of sun (for sitting in when its sunny and not too hot) and another area that gets shade from mid afternoon (where you can retreat too when it gets too hot - like it is now)

    This is a gardeners forum, I seriously doubt anyone is going to tell you its a good idea to pave the majority of it over and leave a little patch of lawn.

  • ColinAColinA Posts: 222

    You may also have to get permission from the local council as it could cause surface water run off problems

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 2,914

    Planning portal ref. you oddly enough have to have various hoops to jump thru for paving front gardens but not back, paving is very expensive, (have a look at your local builders maerchants) it also has to be laid on some kind of foundation made and kept level.You you have kids animals.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 2,914

    Sorry meant to read "do you have"

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,941

     It looks as though it is approx 40ft x 40 ft?  at £50 and upwards for paving a square metre, plus labour and base it would work out many thousands of pounds. 

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,891

    Bear in mind,if your kids fall over on grass,it's a lot less painful than on paving! 

    And they always seem to find the paving image 

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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,386

    Have you considered moving to a flat?

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,439

    Plant it up as a wildlife area instead. Put in a pond, orchard trees, keep some areas for long grass, grow wildlife friendly shrubs and perennials. We've lost 60% of UK wildlife in the last 50 years. We're losing back and front gardens to paving at a vast rate of knots. 15 million squ miles of gardens have been paved over in the last decade. It's a disaster. Use your space to help the situation.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/three-times-as-many-front-gardens-completely-paved-as-a-decade-ago-says-royal-horticultural-society-10256660.html

    http://wildaboutgardensweek.org.uk/about

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