I live in a rental space, so I’m not willing to spend a lot of time or money making my yard nice. However, we’re lucky enough to have a decent sized back yard in the middle of Manhattan. So, I want to get as much use out of the space as possible. Half of the yard is covered in concrete. The other half is basically dirt/wood chips and a few trees.
I’ve planted plants in the one corner that gets enough light. The rest of the non-concrete part of the lawn is, like I said, uneven dirt and wood chips. The problem is that people really don’t like walking around on the dirt, so I was trying to figure out an EASY and relatively cheap way to extend the deck. I’ll have no use for the materials after I leave the apartment, so I’m not really worried about longevity or adding value.
I’ve thought about buying pavers, and just laying those on the dirt. But, I gather that this is really not going to work without laying a concrete foundation, and I think that the pavers will be too expensive for what I’m looking for. My other thought is some sort of very, very basic artificial turf. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to install basic, cheap artificial turf?
Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.
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