I love this! I fought w/ my husband who wanted to put a hard surface in for a driveway at our cottage in Maine...we've kept it gravel and after 11 years it's time for a 'refresh! But I have loved it...does not heat up in the summer and usually once the ground is frozen is fine to plow and shovel. We got a mix of stone and crushed stone which makes it firm to drive on but durable. Weeds poking through is sometimes an issue in fact that will be my little project to spray w/ an herbicide...I haven't needed to ever but now that it is thinner I do before I call the rock guys! I love the sedum in the middle that's a great idea!