Suggestions for inexpensive walkways and patio in sideyard?

My side yard leading to the back yard is fairly large, so I want to create some walkways and a small patio area. The entire area is about 40' long and 16' wide.

While we would also use it to sit in the cool afternoons (not exactly cool in Missisippi, but shady), I also want it to "beckon" visitors to open the gate and come into the backyard. I can't spend a fortune on it, nor can I hire all the help to get it done. The picture shows the sideyard from the edge of the parking pad. I need to start a walkway there.

Please give me some good, solid suggestions that I can probably handle myself. Thanks!
q suggestions for inexpensive walkways and patio in sideyard
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 12, 2018
    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=walkways
  • Joy Elizabeth Joy Elizabeth on Jun 12, 2018
    Large pavers inset in the ground with grass spaces you can mow right over are fairly easy and welcoming. I also love DIY patios with gravel between the pavers, but leveling for a patio can be quite a task! We are also looking into options for a DIY patio/ walkway in a portion of our yard. :)
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 12, 2018
    Try rubber pavers (recycled tires) You can find them at HD or Lowes and even on line. We used rubber borders in our front yard and rubber mulch.