The concrete and grass combination makes a modern, sophisticated look, and the two textures complement each other. Unlike a putting green, grass is not always short. A simple, lush strip of turf between slabs of concrete adds texture and design elements. Alternatively, stone pavers lead your guests through the space, and an overgrown deck creates a lush oasis. No matter which option you choose, your backyard will look both elegant and inviting.
Putting concrete is easy, fast, and inexpensive. You can lay a large concrete pad over the backyard for a unique look. However, you should have a drainage plan in place so there is no flooding. Using small grates with drainage pipes underneath can help keep water from pooling. You can also add potted plants and raised garden boxes to create an attractive design. Alternatively, you can build a pergola or gazebo to provide shade for the patio or deck.
Another option is putting in accent stones. These can be covered with concrete or not, depending on the look you want. If you have a small backyard, installing accent stones will blend in with the surroundings and add style to the space. For an outdoor seating area, you can place a table and chairs on large pavers. This will make the space feel more open and spacious. You can also use large pavers as a table and chairs in the patio.