I am trying to come up with a few ideas for the "landing" area off my deck. I have a nice granite step that I love and want to incorporate. The problem is thats all the builder put here. I step down right to my lawn. This area is heavily compacted from us and the dogs, and grass will not grow. We also have an elevation change of almost a foot from the yard to the step, that he though was fine to just grade away, I hate it. Any ideas or photos of completed jobs similar to mine are greatly appreciated!!!! If you feel more comfortable helping through PM that is great as well!