I've always said I'm not a lawn person but I must admit that one of the problems of having such a small lawn is that the traffic gets concentrated in such a small area and then the condition of the lawn gets worse faster. The only reason I care at all about the lawn is because it provides a nice border to the garden (ha ha, I know that's backwards)!! So I thought it would be useful to put some stepping stones in.
But why not make them fun? My girls love the new hopscotch stepping stones and even if they didn't, I think they'd be fun for adults too. Every time I cross the backyard I plan to hop!