What is my cheapest option to create a seating area. I have an L shape

I have an L shape area which I have removed the grass, due to it being in an awkward position to mow and whipper snip, which I would like to create a seating area. I have priced pebbles, however they are quite expensive, I am wondering about tiling or maybe sand court clay. Can you offer any suggestions. I am a 63 year old, very active and will do it myself.
q what is my cheapest option to create a seating area i have an l shape
Garden/seating area
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  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 04, 2018
    Here's one option, it would reduce how much rock/gravel you would have to put down https://dengarden.com/landscaping/Low-Maintenance-Groundcovers-That-Suppress-Weeds

    • Kay Kay on Mar 05, 2018
      Thank you. Maybe the sedum will work and also encourage pollinators. Our climate is different in Australia.

  • Eileen Eileen on Mar 04, 2018
    Pavers over sand is an option. At the end of the season they are often more reasonably priced. Another option is wood slices. If you know of any downed trees they can be cut into slabs of the same/close width and settled into a sand base. Cutting the branches similarly allows you to fill in spaces between the bigger slabs.

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    • Eileen Eileen on Mar 06, 2018
      If you can't match the pavers, try a different size for the new area. It would add interest plus define a new area for seating. I love the look of Irish moss between pavers. Good luck!

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 05, 2018
    Pavestones surrounds by gravel is a cheap option for a nice seating area

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    • Kay Kay on Mar 05, 2018
      Thx Shoshana, I think pavers with some ground cover in between will be my best option. Gravel is very heavy to move and plus not cheap to buy. It will take me a while, so don't hold your breath waiting on photos lol :)

  • Kay Kay on Mar 05, 2018
    Thank you everyone. Maybe my option is to look for some pavers and surround with some ground cover. Some of the plants mentioned I have not heard of, so a bit of research to see if they are sold in Australia.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Mar 06, 2018
    You can use mulch. Will have to add some new next year. Pretty inexpensive.

    • Kay Kay on Mar 06, 2018
      Thx Lisa. Yes this may be a cheaper option. I shall check out the mulch they put in childrens play areas.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Mar 07, 2018
    I have seen it used this way. Cedar mulch is little bit more, but does not break down as fast. I use it in my gardens as it lasts a few years.