Don't underestimate perennials in making your gardening life easier. Perennials will continue to come back every year and will only require minimal maintenance such as weeding and fertilizing. You'll save time by not having to plant and care for seedlings
Granite Setts are incredibly hard wearing, making them a great choice for high traffic areas such as pathways like in this garden pathway design by Thorburn Landscapes. Nice design to use for narrow patio area outside french windows.