Railroad tie and gravel garden/side yard walkway. I usually don't like gravel and railroad ties but this might be a workable and less expensive option than pavers for backyard walkway to screen porch
7 Brilliant Garden Paths and walkways ideas - Gardening Daily - Gardening Living
Very much the idea for the backyard: decks and walkways moving you through the planting areas and no grass to mow! Plus, very easy to accomplish in design ideas design interior design
Cottage style garden with an Australian twist: in the dry garden, natives such as Poa labillardieri, Lomandra longifolia, and coppiced Eucalyptus latens ‘Moon Lagoon’ thrive.