checkboard hard & soft garden design - how to?
Mixing soft (plantings) and hard (pavers, pea gravel) etc in a geometric, checkerboard pattern seem to be all the rage right now (and yet I can't seem to find a picture to best illustrate what I mean!) Anyways our small front yard is approx. 17'x 17'. I have an idea to grid & divided it up into squares of alternating soft & hard patterns - for example, there might be squares of each of these textures, mulch in one, pavers in another, sedums in yet another, creeping thyme in another etc. abutting each other
Does anyone have any advice about how to do this? do the pavers need to be set in sand?
Thanks in advance!