In this video, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook uses grass pavers to transform a patch of grass into a lawn a homeowner can drive on.
Steps for building a grass paver driveway
- Call utility locating service to make sure it's safe to dig where you are installing pavers.
- Using shovels, dig down about 6 inches from street grade level.
- Compact soil using a tamper.
- Put down 2 to 3 inches of ¾-inch crushed stone. Compact it using a tamper and repeat.
- Lay paver tile about an inch below grade.
- Snap the pieces together.
- To stagger the joints, cut pieces in half using a reciprocating saw and attach.
- Once all pavers are in place, fill in the grid with loam.
- Even out the loam using a push broom.
- Water the soil to help compact it into the honeycomb grid.
- Lay down sod across the grid. As an alternative to sod, you could plant grass seed.