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Gravel covers most of the backyard, with slim areas for decking and a walkway around the swimming pool (shown in the background). This makes almost all of the backyard able to absorb rainwater and complies with the city’s permeability requirements. Planted bamboo and low-water grasses add lushness to areas that aren’t covered in gravel or part of the river rock-edged water feature. Tip: For those needing a more solid ground surface than loose gravel, stabilised decomposed granite, pavers with gravel joints and porous concrete all provide stability while also draining run-off.