Designing around concrete drive strips
I have concrete driveway strips through my back yard to the garage. There used to be sod around them and down the middle. That is no longer the case as my neighbor's plantings have turned my yard shady and grass no longer thrives.
Many people in my area who have these strips fill the middle and flank the sides with either bricks, paver, or river rock. I don't care much for that look because I think it looks incongruous.
I can continue to use sod with the understanding that it will have to be replaced probably twice a year when it dies. Or perhaps one of you can visualize a solution that allows for a good surface to step out of the car without stepping in dirt or mud! I am truly stumped.
Here is a link that might be useful: