Product for permeable lawn/grass instead of concrete paving
Seeking your advice on which is the best among that permeable products that allow you to have a lawn in an area that receives residential vehicular traffic and would normally be paved with concrete.
Location is southeast US where the subgrade is typical red clay. The specific area where it will probably receive some shade, so zoysia seems like the turf (if it works with the product). The area is the front exterior entrance to a garage, and includes some turning area for the vehicle, so it is fairly large. The area abuts the back yard, so not having a huge swath of concrete is not only an environmental concern, it will also help aesthetics.
Products available seem to run from concrete blocks with voids (GrassCrete, etc.), to plastic trays, to plastic matting. What are the pros and cons of each? Which one is most cost effective for a small residential installation after considering all related work (undercut, subbase prep, etc.), and lifecycle costs? What amount maintenance – I’d prefer maintenance to be limited to mowing…
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