This is the garden from a side entrance , not the best shot but I can see how b obviously
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.
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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.
You may also have to get permission from the local council as it could cause surface water run off problems
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.
Sorry meant to read "do you have"
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.
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
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Have you considered moving to a flat?
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.