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Lawn Replacements and Tips for Landscaping Without Grass
Tired of the same old, same old? The endless cutting and edging, the bare spots, the crabgrass and dandelions that get stronger with every application of weed control? No worries — we’ve got your back. And your front yard, too. Try these imaginative landscaping without grass solutions and you’ll have it made in the shade, once and for all.
The terrace garden of an English-inspired cottage offers a number of distinctive design ideas. Missy Madden & H. Todd Yeager of Bellweather Landscape Architects created a parterre using low-growing plants – blue star creeper and dwarf mondo grass – for its Cotswold-style courtyard and garden. Ferns and lamb’s ears are among plantings beyond the gravel pathway. Emerald arborvitae screen the property, in Georgia’s Serenbe community.
Tear Up Your Turf
Mowing the lawn is a thing of the past for this family. Instead of sweating behind a mower, they tore up the turf and added a large flagstone patio for gathering and entertaining. The few small strips of lawn that remain are easily tamed in just minutes with a push mower.