Paver and Grass Landscaping

How does lots of talking about making changes to our landscaping end up with ME doing all this work?!!!  Between chiseling away at our clay soil (who the hell knew it would take hours to dig a hole for ONE plant!), sweating my ass off and cursing, my mind drifted to what I would want my yard to look like if we were to ever settle down.  Big Daddy better get a raise for the "if we ever settle down house" because it's gonna cost a pretty penny for all my ideas I have for it.  One idea that I would love to make happen is to have a backyard with a grid pattern of pavers with grass growing between.  Can you just imagine the moaning that would come from Asher and Whitt when I remind them for the 6th time to cut the grass?  

 Just looking at this photo soothes me.  All I need is glass of chardonnay 

Just looking at this photo soothes me.  All I need is glass of chardonnay 

 Between an outside kitchen and the pavers with grass, I'm  sold !!

Between an outside kitchen and the pavers with grass, I'm sold!!

 I love whatever type of grass this is and the dark, oversized pavers.  Ok, and the stone wall.  I'm a sucker for natural stone.  VIA

I love whatever type of grass this is and the dark, oversized pavers.  Ok, and the stone wall.  I'm a sucker for natural stone. VIA

 Who says you need a large space to make an impact?

Who says you need a large space to make an impact?

 A modern take on the paver and grass idea 

A modern take on the paver and grass idea 

 By having larger pavers, it gives the feeling of a larger space.  

By having larger pavers, it gives the feeling of a larger space.  

Is anyone else crazy enough to do landscaping in the dead of summer?  If so, I'd love to hear what you're up to!!

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker