Going lawn-free? Get ideas, photos and inspiration here: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/landscaping-ideas/lawnless.html
Go Xeric - Albuquerque backyard
Roy Dowell and Lari Pittman's Cactus Garden in Los Angeles 2 | Garden Design
Ample paving, low groundcovers, and a fabulous orange house. Green Inspiration: Grass-Free Landscaping | Apartment Therapy
Love the feeling of openness from a lawn, but don't want to mow and water? Gravel's a simple solution, and as you can see, it doesn't have to look industrial. Just tucking a few plants throughout ensures a softer look. Photo from Sunset.
Can't wait for this new book to come out. Pam's blog Digging has been offering up some seriously inspiring no-lawn photos for years, so seeing her best advice and pics compiled into one resource will be amazing. It's called Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard by Pam Penick.
This no-lawn seating area takes a fresh and modern approach. The built-in benches are a space-saving way of inviting you outside to enjoy the beauty. Design by Huettl Landscape Architecture in Walnut Creek, CA. For more lawnless landscaping ideas visit: www.landscapingne...