Inexpensive 16-in x 16-in patio stones surrounded by pea gravel form a low-maintenance patio. Dig out and level the base, then place the stones and gravel. With basic tools and beginner skills, a small patio can be completed in one or two weekends. It’s a practical no-water alternative to a lawn too.
How Would You Like A Driveway That Twinkled Like Fairy Lights Every Night? It is possible by using "glowstones" in your concrete mix, but it is not cheap. The upside of the extra expense I guess is that you wouldn't need any outdoor lighting as the stones hold light for around 12 hours.