I'm moving to a rental house where I want to park my bike in the back yard. The only problem is that part of the route around the side of the house goes through muddy grass. It wouldn't be a problem in dry weather but I'll be commuting on my bike for 9+ months of the year and in wet weather it's almost inevitable that I'll slip and drop my bike. The terrain is also complicated by a slight slope.
What cheap material can I lay down on the lawn to create a safe path for me and my bike?
I was thinking about paver stones but that might get expensive and labour intensive.