Thinking about what to do with the driveway entrance and patio area. I´m really happy with the entrance as is - two tracks with greenery in the middle, called a ¨ribbon drive¨.
This example is perhaps a little OCD - couldn´t be trimming and edging all the time.
It doesn´t have to be grass and gravel. There are lots of examples with cement, brick, and cobbles.
There are also new materials which hold up to traffic, but are semipermeable. Don´t really like the looks of it.
When we first bought the house we had some large scale (4¨ -5¨)gravel put down, knowing that there would be a lot of truck and vehicle activity. And in the interim it has almost entirely disappeared. Sunk? We´re not in a position to be spending hundreds of euros on gravel every 3 years, so building up an appropriate foundation is important. I wonder if this might be the occasion for landscape cloth. Eww.
I had thought about using something atypical like crushed shell. You´d think Galicia would have it´s share of mussel, clam and oyster shell to dispose of. But haven´t had much luck finding a supplier. So I guess it´s back to gravel. Simple, elegant, old fashioned gravel.