Goodbye Grass: 7 Inspiring Ideas for a "No Mow" Backyard
If you can’t grow grass or it’s just too much maintenance, then we have some alternative landscaping ideas for you. Get a grass-free lawn, but still have the space you want to relax and play. These no-mow yards will change your ideas about landscaping!
Use Every Square Inch - When you plan a no-mow backyard, it’s important to put every square inch of space to work. For example, this urban lot is paved with tightly fitted flagstone pieces interspersed with small streams of river rock to create a natural, easy-care environment. A deck made from composite materials anchors the opposite end of the yard. Sheared evergreens and trees complete the setting.
"So mandatory for house landscaping~ LOW TO NO maintenance PART SHADE- (Pennisetum setaceum) Purple fountain grass perennial hardiness zones 8 through 11, cannot tolerate cold temperatures and performs as an annual in cooler zones. The plant resists drought and grows quickly, making it ideal for placement in rock gardens and annual beds. Full sun and need well-drained, fertile soil. Cut purple fountain grass back during late winter or early spring"
No weeds for two years!! the newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. by that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. its green, its cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.
Concrete pavers in a gravel path lead the way to the front door. Drought-tolerant grasses line the landscape and are easy to maintain. It's black-thumbs approved! --> http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-smart-home/2015/front-yard-pictures-from-hgtv-smart-home-2015-pictures?soc=smartpin