Most people--and I am not saying everyone, but most, want a garden to be easy. If you are not one of these people, and like to work at it, consider yourself a part of the minority garden party. The majority party however, wants something beautiful to look, at but not a lot of work and yes, not a lot of money either...oh and preferably green and with color, please. Ok, so for both parties, here's an easy combination - a lawn that does not need work, chairs that are quite stunning, and a surface that is a classic and lasting complement to these elements, and yes all on a budget that is really reasonable and actually do-able.
Decomposed Granite (DG) is finer than gravel, and a beautiful and natural way to surface any garden. When you are walking on it, you almost don't even perceive it is a material--it fuses with any garden environment seamlessly, and it's permeable, relatively inexpensive, and prevents weeds from poking through. Cost ranges from about $40-$50 per cubic yard. View Product Website