I need an attractive and safe idea for a front walkway to my door. Unfortunately I will need to redo my driveway in the next couple years, so I can’t put big money into my walkway until that is finished because it may change the grade for the walk. I live in Southern Ontario, with cold winters, so heaving is a problem. Help please! I’m thinking of putting the ugly big pavers into my lawn for a couple years.
I think the pavers set into the turf is a good idea, and you will be able to re-use them somewhere else even if not for the final front walk.
For instance, tucked into garden beds (one here and there I mean, not together) as sort of a little island to stand on when working in the bed, rather than standing in soil…or near some utility area (under garbage cans, or the bbq grill or even as a “footing” for big whiskey barrel sized planters, etc.).
I don’t think I have ever failed to find a re-use for any stone or paver I have bought. I had the same issue when I first lived here, and some pavers here have moved several times since being my “temporary” stepping stones those early years. :)
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