Pavers spaced with grass or groundcover create an attractive garden path. Author Emily Giffin's House in Atlanta A variation to this look is with stone and grass; great thing about this look is upkeep = just mow
Belgravia House in London by Todhunter Earle. Even though this is a rooftop garden, the design show would be excellent for any long, narrow yard. Great way to break up the space by making different "zones"!