Pavers spaced with grass or groundcover create an attractive garden path. Author Emily Giffin's House in Atlanta A variation to this look is with stone and grass; great thing about this look is upkeep = just mow
One Day Curb Appeal Projects.I like this for the courtyard with potted plants. It might help with the water issue and the need to float the AC unit on concrete. Might need to use a more earth tone paver and rock though.