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Question DetailsAsked on 11/7/2015

want my driveway turned into a yard

i would like to have my driveway ripped up and turned into a grass yard with driving strips so I can still park there.

my driveway is approximately 1000 square feet. Not really sure, that is a true guess. it is small but big enough to fit two small cars next to each other and a row of trash cans behind them at the end .

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If only two small cars side by side and a few garbage cans fit there, likely more like 16x25 or 20x25 in dimension or so - so that would probably be more like 400-500SF than 1000SF - but contractors coming out to bid can figure that out.

You are presumably talking either a "paver wheel lane" drive (two lanes of interlocking or brick pavers to drive on), or "grass pavers" or equal, which are open-work pavers that grass grows in, so the entire drive is paved but each paver block has grass growing up through it. Though you could be talking two asphalt (not recommended because does not support accidental driving on the edges well) or concrete strips to drive on with grass down the middle (which if you do that I recommend at leat 4-5 inch concrete or thickened-edge concrete strips to bear the edge driving better and reduce the risk of it cracking or displacing from being driven on the edge of).

Personally, having seen a lot of mistakes with this type of thing, I would go for a whole-width driveway of Grass Pavers or equivalent - that way no matter where people drive or park on it it is still (driveway) and not breaking down or tilting the driving strips. And bear in mind that whatever you do, it requires at least as good a subsurface prep as a regular driveway - actually a bit better because with individual blocks you need better support under them to prevent edge-tilting or cracking.

Depending on your area, that might be done by a Driveway contractor, or by a Landscaping - Hardscape contractor (your Search the List categoriesd). Whichever (or both) tht you contact, be sure to get info on their specific experience with that product, because if improperly done its functional life will be poor. You could ask for addresses of ones they have done - or google for grass or grasspaver driveways and check websites for project photos.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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